I could actually sum up yesterday at Bluesfest in two words: Hussy Hicks!
Man, what these chicks don’t deliver on stage isn’t worth getting – seriously, people.
Soaring vox and shredding guitar, songs that make sense, and blues? Don’t talk to me about blues without saying Hussy and Hicks.
If you didn’t get to see them at the festival, go buy a CD and turn it up LOUD!
That is all.
But wait, you also get…
Actually we got loads more yesterday – let’s not bother talking about the weather or the few (or a lot) too many punters all trying to squish into venues. Who cares!
Apart from the Hicks, the axis of awesome also revolved around a bucket load of great acts yesterday including Eric Gales, Melissa Etheridge and JBT.
Gales started his set by announcing he was two years clean and sober then proceeded to blast across the stage from every angle.
Melissa Etheridge left no doubt as to why she is an international favourite – never one to skimp on performance, Etheridge had the entire Crossroads audience spellbound and panting for just one more song.
Sunday closed with the John Butler Trio – after 18 years since his first adventure at Bluesfest, and at the risk of using the mature wine analogy, I’ll just say that JB is the shiraz of shirazzes and the (vegan) brie of cheese.
Superb and a true gentle man who is still so political and using his stage for something important (apart from awesome music).
Song 8 in Butler’s set saw an interlude of 2018 festival epic awesomeness as the likes of JBT, Michael Franti and William Crighton, Hussy Hicks, Steve Smyth, Ziggy Alberts, Lukas Nelson, Sarah Howells, Emma Bosworth and Green Music Australia and goddess knows who else – came out to send a big ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to Adani.
One day to go punters – get into it!
Photos David Lowe & the Tree Faerie