TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR $55

Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012,
Doors 8:00pm
Bluesfest Touring presents

GREAT BIG SEA (Canada)

Guests: Tracey McNeil (duo)

GREAT BIG SEA

Some of Canada’s favourite sons are touring Australia for the first ever time. This folk-rock partnership was forged in the harsh lands and rowdy pubs of Newfoundland where co-founders Sean McCann and Bob Hallet met while playing traditional folk songs for boisterous crowds. Forming Great Big Sea in 1993 in an attempt to create a new approach to Newfoundland folk music that combined their original music with the traditional sounds and instruments they had grown up with. Now, 17 years and nine studio albums later, Great Big Sea have won over a global audience with their eclectic musical mix. This is no ordinary ‘sea shanty’ band. Their influences range from Bob Marley, The Clash and Johnny Cash to Fergus O’Byrne and Donal Lunny. Watch this video for ‘Love Me Tonight’.

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