Slim and the doctor
The Ballina Hotels Jazz N Blues Lounge will focus on the blues aspect when Slim Pickens and Dr Baz (pictured) play their cajun cowboy blues this Saturday, December 1, from 6.30pm.
Slim, with his steel resonator guitar and stomp box, combines with Dr Baz on guitar, piano accordion and piano to create a kind of finger-pickin, foot-stompin, squeeze-boxin kind of delta country blues roots. Get it?
The pair has toured Europe, got airplay in the US, and performed at major festivals in this wide, Labor-supporting land.
Get ready for songs from the early delta bluesmen of the 20s and 30s through to modern day Ben Harper and Keb Mo tunes as well as some rootsy stuff from artists like Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams.