20 April Thursday – Phil Wiggins (USA) & Dom Turner (AUS)
Thursday 20 April 2017, 8.30pm
Phil Wiggins (USA) & Dom Turner (AUS)
“..a brilliant coming together of two styles of the blues. A perfect symbiosis. Australia-meets-The Delta…at midnight.” Texas Dave, Lone Star Radio 2EAR FM
“This is a reverential homage to those timeless blues masters from two blues devotees infused with a real passion that reaches beyond imitation.” Bruce Elder, 2015
The trans-pacific duo Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner is a recent collaboration of old friends – America’s foremost harmonica virtuoso, Phil Wiggins and legendary Australian blues guitarist/vocalist, Dom Turner.
Phil Wiggins toured the world for the best part of 35 years with the Piedmont Blues duo Cephas & Wiggins. Dom Turner has played and toured for the last 30 years with the legendary Australian blues band, Backsliders.
In June 2014 Phil & Dom performed a critically acclaimed series of east Coast USA concerts, their first formal collaboration and included a set-list packed with Piedmont, Delta, & Hill Country blues. In October 2014 Phil was invited to the Great Southern Blues Festival in Narooma NSW, Australia to perform with Dom in their first Australian concert together. In early 2015 the duo toured the East Coast of Australia beginning at the Blue Mountains Music Festival and ending at Australia’s most prestigious blues festival, Bluesfest in Byron Bay where they were described as one of the 10 ‘must-see’ Bluesfest acts. 2016 saw the duo perform at the National Folk Festival, as well as the Blues on Broadbeach Festival. The duo return to Australia in 2017.
The Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner debut album ‘Owing the Devil a Day’s Work’ was released 27 February 2015 through Rocket Distribution (Australia) and through Itunes.
“One of the ’must-see’ acts at this years  Bluesfest…Together, these two bring an understanding of the blues which is second to none – they know what they’re doing, and so to watch and listen is a treat indeed.” Samuel J Fell, Rhythms Magazine, Feb 2015
“Phil Wiggins is arguably America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso.” National Council for the Arts
“Turner is a phenomenal guitarist – slide and otherwise – and brilliant songwriter with trademark vocals.” Rhythms Magazine March / April 2015
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 20 April 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442