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Laura Collins, Dean Heatherington & Back Porch Blues Band

Thursday, 16 August 2012


Hotel Bristol


Age Restrictions
All Ages

Dean Heatherington (The Coalrangers) will bring his smoky West Coast vocals and fine country-blues pickin', joining with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band. They will be dishing up a warm, laid back sound, much like you would hear sitting on the back porch with them. Laura Collins will be in the role of up-front blues diva, with ‘heart on sleeve and tongue in cheek in equal measure’.

You can expect to hear a little BB, a little Koko, some Muddy Waters and many more with soulful vocals, sweet guitar solos, honky tonk style piano, zydeco accordion, warm upright bass and percussive drums.

The Back Porch Boys are all journeymen who have played many juke joints in their time. George Barris, a seasoned bass man whose early fame dates back to the days of “Highway” on upright bass and Matt Newman, originally from Portland Oregon, who brings a wealth of experience and great country-blues pickin’ on guitar, Wayne Mason (ex-Warratahs, now works with his band the Fallen Angels and play boogie keys in the X-Ray Catz) on keys and accordion and Pete Cogswell on Back Porch drums.

Expect a toe-tapping good old southern time on the back porch.



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