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Backsliders play their blues dues

TRUE BLUES: Dom Turner and Rob Hirst of the Backsliders are playing for Cambodian kids.
TRUE BLUES: Dom Turner and Rob Hirst of the Backsliders are playing for Cambodian kids.

The cause: Yodifee House, a Cambodian school that educates and cares for disabled youth.

The band: The Backsliders, one of the country's finest blues outfits, who are coming to Ballina on December 1 for a one-off benefit gig, courtesy of St Francis Xaviers Primary School. The Backsliders are comprised of impeccably credentialed players - Rob Hirst of Midnight Oil and The Break on drums, Dom Turner playing the most recognisable slide guitar in the biz and Ian Collard of Melbourne's Collard Greens and Gravy on harmonica.

This is an over 18's, BYO gig from 6.30pm-10pm. There'll be food available. Local support act Room Five start early.

Tickets are $30 from the school office, Swift St Ballina, Just Funkin Music, River St Ballina or All Music and Vision, Lismore or www.trybooking.com/BWUN. Enquiries 66863370 or Richard Ryan 0422159397.


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