Dr John, Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville Added To Bluesfest


Tuesday September 24, 2013 – Bluesfest Byron Bay, held over the Easter long weekend (17 – 21st of April) at its home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, north of Byron Bay has announced more acts for its 25th Anniversary edition.

Dr John & The Nite Trippers, Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Steve Earle & The Dukes,Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, India.Arie, Suzanne Vega, , Jamaican Legends featuring Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie, Bitty McLean, Jimmie Vaughan, The Wailers, Ozomatli, CW Stoneking, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Grandmothers of Invention, The Magic Band, Robben Ford, The Paladins, Music Maker Foundation featuring Pat Wilder, Cool John Ferguson, and Little Freddie King plus more to come.

Peter Noble, Festival Director, says: “Here come the Legends. We are so proud to be bringing you the Doobie Brothers and just like Steve Miller Band at Bluesfest in 2013, they have hit after hit after hit. Talking about Steve Miller, we are announcing Boz Scaggs, who is an original member of the Steve Miller Band and he will give us the real ‘Lowdown’, (one of his many great hits) – a really classy white soul man, if ever there was one.”

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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