After establishing himself as a favourite at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival over the past few years, Jimmy Davis is back in Bendigo tonight.
He’s a welcome addition to a roster of brilliant concerts being staged this year at The Old Church on the Hill.
Davis will be supported on the night by Grim Fawkner and Bendigo’s own Sherri Parry.
Blues festival director Colin Thompson said Davis is storytelling and lyrically conscious.
“He has a quirky and upbeat stage presence, and outstanding vocal performance and uses a 12-string guitar with fingerstyle/blues/folk influences from howling blues anthems to intricate instrumentals.
“Davis is one of Australia’s most dynamic and versatile performers, with a sky-high vocal range reminiscent of Robert Plant meets Jeff Buckley, while heavily influenced by Tom Waits’s poetry.”
Fawkner has earned a career-bolstering following around the world with his honest lyrics, soulful performing and playful personality.
“He’s a self-taught guitarist, he has developed his own style that at times leaves other guitarists’ jaws hanging, and with an evolving lyrical poignancy to his writing he continues to woo his audiences’ brains on a poetic level,” Thompson said.
At just 21-years-old, Sherri Parry is already making a name for herself as one of the most exciting singer songwriters in the Victorian folk scene.
“Sherri began her career at the age of 12, playing open mics and small gigs in central Victoria,” Thompson said.
“She soon began to gain recognition for her talent, winning awards for both her songwriting and performance skills.
“Parry’s music showcases both composition skills and world views well beyond her time, and her live performances
are nothing but a testament to that. Delivering intimate, ethereal performances that never fail to leave audiences spellbound.”
Doors open Friday, April 12 at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and the door charge is $10.
The Old Church on the Hill is located on the corner of Harkness and Russell streets, Quarry Hill, Bendigo.