House of Blues - Jam Night

8 Ball Aitken

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Feature act: 8 Ball Aitken

6:30pm: Doors & kitchen open for meals: $20 Mains, $10 Entrees, $10 Desserts – or 3 Courses for $35!
8:00pm - 8:45pm: Feature act
9:00pm - 11:00pm: Blues Jam Session
(Jammers to register by 8.30pm)

FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME.
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8 BALL AITKEN's funky, foot stomping energy and infectious blend of swampy-blues, has brought the party vibe to festivals in more than a dozen countries worldwide for a decade. Nashville-based for the last six years, 8 Ball Aitken, is back with a new album "Swamp Blues". The album debuted #2 in the Australian Blues Music Charts and single 'High Water' went to #1 on the AMRAP AIRIT Radio charts.

Recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas' Hill Country, 8 Ball laid down his guitar tracks through analogue tape machine for the warm guitar tones. JJ Johnson from Tedeschi Trucks Band played drums on the album, and legendary Austin musician Glenn Fukunaga played bass. Dallas, Texas songwriter Guthrie Kennard provided backing vocals on many of the tracks.”

Swamp Blues is my salute to the rhythms and grooves of the Deep South and is my most stripped back studio recording to date. Much of my USA touring is traversing between Texas, Tennessee, and Florida, travelling through Louisiana, home to the gritty, sub-genre sound I love the most and birth place of one of my musical heroes, Tony Joe White,” says 8 Ball. "Swamp Blues" is out now on CD, iTunes, vinyl record, and cassette.

"8 Ball is not an act any band wants to follow!... even a 5 piece band will have to do some quick and serious note pounding to get 8-ball's vibe off the stage, it just hangs in the air long after he is gone... he's a freakin solo red-headed infector."
Mitch Lind, owner/promoter of the Riverhawk and Stringbreak Music Festivals, Florida USA

8 Ball has created his own unique sound paired with an enthusiastic performance, two things that aren't very common these days. He puts on a great show! He always brings in a great crowd and keeps them entertained all night long! We are forever a fan!
Old Texas Brewing Co. Burleson, Texas USA

Event Properties

Event Start 04/12/2018 6:30 pm
Event End 04/12/2018 11:00 pm
Venue Flemington Bowls Club
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