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Veteran bluesman Buddy Guy tops the fourth Bluesfest 2014 artist announcement.
Veteran bluesman Buddy Guy tops the fourth Bluesfest 2014 artist announcement.

The 25th anniversary 2014 Bluesfest has added legendary US bluesman Buddy Guy as part of a new fourth-round artist announcement.

And in an eleventh-hour announcement (literally) Bluesfest has added Jake Bugg to the lineup. Bugg’s career is very new but it certainly has skyrocketed since he last came to Australia in July.

Festival director Peter Noble says, ‘this one is going to be a real treat and certainly the blues is right down his alley!’

Focusing on the blues: other acts for this announcement include The James Cotton Blues Band, Booker T Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Bibb, Beth Hart, North Mississippi Allstars, Devon Allman, Walter Trout, Candye Kane Band featuring Laura Chavez and Saidah Baba Talibah.

Noble says of Buddy Guy, ‘Every one of the truly great guitar players hail him as the best of the best. 2014 also marks 25 years of my touring with Buddy – I first brought him here in 1990, the same year Bluesfest started and the year before Damn Right I Got The Blues was released and his career went into the stratosphere.’

The latest artists add to the already long list, including Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Aaron Neville.

Bluesfest HQ says there ‘will be at least one more artist release before Christmas,’ and that tickets are selling fast. The five-day Bluesfest is held over the Easter long weekend April 17–21 at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. For more visit www.bluesfest.com.au or phone 6685 8310.

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