8:45 – 10:00pm, Saturday 3 November, Blues stage
Backsliders are back on the road again in 2018. The band has toured the festival and venue circuit for over 30 years releasing a swagger of albums along the way. Vocalist, guitarist and awarded songwriter Dom Turner is the founding member of the group. Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst, an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music has been with Backsliders for the past 18 years.
Joining Dom and Rob is harmonica master, Ian Collard.
The latest release ‘Heathen Songbook’ the band’s 14th to date, is a varied and eclectic mix of 21st Century original blues as well as a number of versions of songs by artists as diverse as diverse as Robert Johnson, Dock Boggs and John Fogerty.
Dom Turner vocals, guitars
Rob Hirst drums, percussion
Ian Collard harmonica