In music, as in wine, finding complementary flavours is essential.
On Sunday February 10, The Shiraz Republic, Cornella, hosts two Victorian Blues acts that “go together like fried beans and rice” as the legend Freddie King once said in his song Big Legged Woman.
Ben J Carter and Sons of The Blues have performed all around the state at festivals, blues clubs, blues showcases, blues trams, boutique breweries, museums and every venue known to music-men and women alike. Patrick Byrne of Sons of The Blues said he first met Ben at the 2016 Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival.
“I remember setting up the sound for Ben at a local venue and really being impressed with the authenticity of his music,” Byrne said.
“After the show we chatted about the history of the blues and I thought it would be awesome if we could do a show together sometime.
“Ben and I have had lots of chats in the meantime about doing a show but we have both been super busy with music and life, but finally we have got the ideal venue and location for the show.”
If you agree that overlooking 10 hectares of vines in the heart of the Heathcote wine growing region listening to vintage blues played from the back of an old Bedford truck sipping an award winning shiraz is a combination worth sampling, then the music starts at 3pm with lunch from midday.
The Shiraz Republic, 507 Hamblin Road, Cornella.