The Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts has been compiling airplay of great Australian Blues music and related genres since January 2010...in April 2018 we produced our 100th chart!
Thankyou to all the independent radio presenters who contribute their music for inclusion each and every month, the publicists, labels and distributors and of course the hard working musicians who put in the big efforts to play and record the music we all love.
You can check out all charts back to chart #1 here acrossthetracks-anthonym.blogspot.com
The Charlie Musselwhite Band - Bangalow Bowlo 2015
The Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart tracks what Australian Independent Radio presenters are playing on their shows each month.
The statistics the charts are based on is real radio airplay data contributed by numerous blues radio presenters from stations all around Australia.
Apart from the monthly chart we will feature reviews of new releases and gigs, as well as festival and gig photography.
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FESTIVALS & GIGS
Australian Blues & Roots has been getting a long to a few local festivals and gigs lately...come over to check out the write-ups and photos on our review pages.
Bello Winter Music 2019
Blues on Broadbeach 2017
Mullum Music Festival 2016
Blues on Broadbeach 2016
Byron Bay Bluesfest – Blues / Roots / RnB Artists announced so far:
CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM
THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND
THE MARCUS KING BAND
THE WAR AND TREATY
Festival season 2020
What will 2020, the start of our 11th year here at ABARAC and a new decade bring music-wise?
Here's hoping all the communities around Australia affected by fires will see support for their local festivals and people will continue to support each other around the country by visiting these areas.
Are you getting to one or several of these ... Thredbo Blues Festival; Australian Blues Festival in Goulburn; Mudgeeraba Blues Rock; Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival;Blue Mountains Music Festival; Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival; Illawarra Folk Festival; WOMADelaide; Port Fairy Folk Festival?
Before we know it Easter will be here...maybe The National Folk Festival in Canberra or the 31st Bluesfest at Byron Bay.
How about one of these?
The Gum Ball, Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, Mojo Burning, Candelo Village Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, Nimbin Roots Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Narara Music Festival,Sunshine Rock & Blues Festival, Echuca/Moama mid-winter Blues Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Out On The Weekend, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Mitchell Creek Rock'n'Blues Fest, Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Wollombi Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Bello Winter Music Festival ...
What about some of the intimate house gigs which are starting to spring up around the place?
How are you going to get your fix of music in 2019?
...We here at ABARAC would love to hear of any other musical ventures you know of!
2020 AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The winners will be announced online on Saturday 8th February at The
Finalists in all categories are:
Album of the Year
Headline - Kate Lush Band
A Day in San Jose - Simon Kinney-Lewis
Cut and Run - Lloyd Spiegel
Carnival of Fools - Blues Arcadia
Song of the Year
Jackson - Kate Lush Band
Tokyo Blues - Lloyd Spiegel
Seven Days A Week - Blues Arcadia
Silver Spade - Julian James
Artist of the Year
Duo or Group of the Year
The Evening Sons
New Talent of the Year
Matty T. Wall
The Evening Sons
ABARAC logo created by Pistol Pete Wearn www.pistolpetewearn.co.uk
Testimonials & citations
"What you guys are doing is helping build an enthusiastic, healthy, Aussie Blues and Roots scene. Keep up the great work!" -- 2015 Mitch Grainger - Musician
"The hard work and support community radio puts in for Australian blues is astounding ... this chart is absolutely essential for the growth of Aussie blues. A big thanks to all the presenters." -- 2015 Lloyd Spiegel - Musician
"As a performing artist and a radio presenter I find ABARAC a very valuable tool to gain insight into what the interest is in what is an expanding genre...Blues/roots...Its certainly changing and our charts reflect this change." -- 2015 Tony Jaggers - 2EAR FM 107.5 & 102.9, Moruya, NSW
"In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing The Back Roads retrospective album (a remastered selection of tracks from the band’s back-catalogue). The album hit the No. 1 position on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart and stayed there for the next three months." -- Ward's Xpress, Bluesfest promotional material - Byron Bay 2016
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