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Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage Class tram #610, while being serenaded by two great acts.

Rough River (solo):
Rough River is the musical project of folk and alternative country singer-songwriter Kate Skinner; her work quietly aching with tales of love gone by and a yearning for the natural world.
Her second album ‘The Leaving’ deftly splits the difference between country, folk revival and Appalachian roots music. It captures that strange, liminal feeling: between lust and consummation, captivity and emancipation, between love and loss, life and death. Her live show lends a certain looseness and grit that underpins folk in the old sense of the word – not as a set of readable signs, but as an act of communion.

Ian Collard:
As part of Aria award winning Blues trio Collard Greens and Gravy, singer and Harmonica player Ian Collard has established himself as one of Australia’s leading blues artists. Attracted to the harmonica at an early age Ian found himself drawn to the music of Harmonica greats such as Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Sonny Terry and to the world of the Blues that inspired him to pursue a life in music.
In recent years Ian has been performing solo, handling singing , guitar and harmonica duties all at once in the style of some of his heroes like Dr Ross and Jimmy Reed and producing the authentic down-home blues sound that can be heard on his 2014 release”Swamp Stomp and Boogie”.
Currently as well as his work with Collard Greens and Gravy and Three Kings, Ian also performs with another of Australia’s leading blues bands, the Backsliders. His harmonica playing can also be heard on albums by Australian artists Claire Bowditch, Jeff Lang and Ash Grunwald.

Saturday July 9th
Blues Tram, feat: Ian Collard + Rough River (solo)
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:30pm.
Tix: $49.50 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-blues-tram
Follow The Blues Tram here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBluesTram

Strictly no BYO. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

The Blues Tram is organised and staged by Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival Inc, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.

Please Note:
This is a music appreciation event – a mobile concert. For the enjoyment of all patrons, any rowdy or loud behavior will not be tolerated. Event management reserves the right to refuse admission or evict patrons if requests to manage behavior are not complied with; in this unlikely event, tickets of offenders will be forfeited and no refund will be available.