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A Night of Blues featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Mal Eastick and Buddy Knox

February 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

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Charlie Musselwhite is a harmonica master whose life reads like the lyrics to a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled on the South Side of Chicago. A groundbreaking recording artist since the 1960s, Charlie Musselwhite continues to create trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues. His worldly-wise vocals, rich, melodic harmonica playing and deep country blues guitar-work flawlessly accompany his often autobiographical—and always memorable—original songs.

During his career, Charlie Musselwhite has featured on recordings with Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, John Lee Hooker (personal friend and best man at his wedding), Bonnie Raitt, The Blind Boys of Alabama, INXS and, most recently, Cyndi Lauper. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall Of Fame in 2010, has won 24 Blues Music Awards, been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards, and just recently won a Grammy Award with Ben Harper for Get Up in 2013.


Mal Eastick

Mal Eastick is widely considered to be Australia’s finest musical protagonist of the blues. Playing guitar since his mid-teens, Mal has achieved a standard of playing that is, at once, both envied and admired. He has played with artists including Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Barnes and Kevin Borich.

Mal’s early career was epitomised by his time with legendary band, The Stars, and his work on the Andy Durant Memorial concert and album. In the 1980s Mal played in the Jimmy Barnes Band and also formed his own touring outfit. Two albums, Southern Line and Spirit have followed.


Buddy Knox

Buddy Knox first picked up a guitar when he was 10. His aspired to ‘play like Chuck Berry’ despite the challenge of practicing on an old worn guitar, which was missing a string. Since then, Buddy Knox has played guitar and toured with many respected artists, including The Warumpi Band, Roger Knox, Auriel Andrew, Troy Cassar-Daley, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Little, Bobby McLeod, Col Hardy, and Vic Simms. These tours included national, international, and festival appearances. Buddy‚Äôs blues influences include all the kings: Freddie, Albert and BB, Robert Johnson, Robert Cray, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhie, Albert Collins and Delbert McClinton.


February 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm