Opelousas Album Launch
DOORS OPEN 7PM // SUPPORTS GEORGE & FENN WILSON // MUSIC STARTS 8:30PM
Bare-boned blues for free-wheelin' minds.
Kerri Simpson, Alison Ferrier and Anthony Shortte plus very special guest.
"A joyous debut collaboration from three of Australia's highly respected musicians, Opelousas have whipped up a gumbo of stripped-back raw blues, highly rhythmic & riff orientated, rollin' & tumblin' straight out of the swampy Mississippi Hill country, above the Delta. I just love the sound and material. Can't compare it with any other Aussie band, I believe ." Helen Jennings OAM, PBS 106.7FM
Take a roux of Ferrier’s down and dirty stripped-back guitar and fiddle, peppered with Simpson’s rough, raw vocals and add a side-helping of Shorty's swamp-soaked percussion. This powerhouse trio plays pulsating rhythms from the belly of the blues. A distillation of Melbourne's finest, Opelousas draw inspiration from their friends and contemporaries; the legendary Kerri Simpson's New Orleans pedigree, Ferrier's electric energy that recently took the Melbourne Recital Hall by storm, and Shorty as the back beat and bedrock of the original Collards Greens and Gravy.
George & Fenn Wilson 8:45-9:30pm