Also on February 19, local pianist Paul Gioia will be playing a selection of blues tunes from his latest CD, Blue Sky, as well as going through his blues and gospel back catalogue.
Blue Sky features Kris Kingwell and Chelsea Gibson on vocals, sons Andrew and David on horns, and rhythm section Joe Southwell (double bass) and Greg Brenton (drums). There are also guest appearances from Andrew Winton and Iris.
Tonight's rendition will feature Andrew Winton on electric guitar, and internationally renowned jazz vocalist Victoria Newton, as well as the hot rhythm sounds of Greg Brenton on drums and Joe Southwell on bass.
Support is by Australia's lap steel extraordinaire and Australian Songwriter of the Year, Andrew Winton.
Multi award-winning songwriter and lap slide specialist Andrew Winton brings something unique to the blues/roots/nu-folk genre, in his innovative and captivating display of acoustic music, suburban songstories and vocal mayhem! Andrew is known for his on-stage warmth, humour, and stellar musicianship. He is also recognised for his diverse musical styles with influences ranging through blues & roots, folk, jazz, gospel, funk & country/bluegrass.
Andrew continues to attract audiences overseas and at home with his incredible lap slide playing and increasing array of unique lap slide instruments designed for him by makers around the world. He recently completed a major Australian tour of over 70 shows in three months to celebrate the 2012 release of his fourth studio album, Happy.
"Winton's music is a vague cross between John Butler and Harry Manx. However, Winton is a wizard on the lap-steel, particularly the 'Wintonbeast'...and it's his mastery of this instrument and the way in which he applies it, that lifts him clear of labels..."
- Rhythms Magazine