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two time Grammy nominated blues legend Eric Bibb will return to Australia with his sensational band for a string of dates offering uplifting and inspiring folk and blues across five states throughout May.

And he’ll be performing here at The Basement Discs on Wednesday the 8th of May at 12:45pm

Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb will be live at The Basement Discs on the 8th of May.

Eric will be performing tracks from his brilliant new album “Global Griot”.

There is no doubting Eric’s status as an acoustic blues legend. Since his first album in 1972, Eric has released 37 albums and enjoyed a non-stop touring career spanning five decades. Carving his own musical destiny with honesty and power, Eric Bibb is a remarkable live performer who has performed for Nelson Mandela and with renowned artists such as Charlie Musselwhite, Toumani Diabaté, Glen Scott, Larry Crockett, Habib Koité, Jools Holland and many more.

Eric’s tour lands in Melbourne for a number of dates.

Thu 23 Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Fri 24 Fyrefly St Kilda, Melbourne VIC
Sat 25 Meeniyan Hall, Meeniyan VIC SOLD OUT

Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara, Live In-Store June 7th, 12:45pm!

Rob Snarski’s newest release Sparrow & Swan sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and a newfound song writing process. Conversations turn into song and late night tales become the tunes. It’s a collection of songs Snarski had been working on over the last few years, then recorded and mixed by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville Studio, Yarraville in late 2018.
A delightful cast of musicians contributed to the recording of the album – including the vocal talents of songstress extraordinaire Rebecca Barnard, along with Jane Hendry and Kelly Day (aka indie-noir duo Broads); Kiernan Box on piano, organ and accordion; Ben Franz and Rosie Westbrook on double bass; and Ben Wiesner on drums and percussion.

Rob is in the midst of a busy Autumn national tour to support Sparrow & Swan, so we are very lucky that he will be gracing our stage for this lunchtime show – along with the album’s producer extraordinaire and guest guitarist O’Mara. Rob will of course be signing copies of his record afterwards. Hope to see you there!

Kevin Bennett & The Flood – Live In-Store May 10th, 12:45pm!

The latest offering from Sydney based Kevin Bennett & The Flood, Blood Red Ties, deals with family, roots, country and the ties that bind. It speaks to, and is informed by, the Australian landscape and the people of this wide, brown land.

Blood Red Ties has a lot of good songs, a lot of very good playing, and does it all without fuss. It’s also a humanist statement, with Bennett posing questions about casual xenophobia, grasping what a connection to the land means beyond owning it for a couple of generations, and escaping abuse that goes beyond family to a wider, uglier society. And these themes sit alongside songs which address “easier” fare, such as parenthood, missed chances for love and day-to-day despair. Even when he’s judging, though, Bennett still puts his faith in the women and men around him, not a myth or a higher power.

Kevin and his band – Glen Hannah, Wayne ‘Killer’ Kellett and Mik McCartin – will be doing a special performance in the basement on Friday May 10th (and signing copies of Blood Red Ties) before another show the same night at the Caravan Club in East Bentleigh.