Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage tram #610, while being serenaded by two great artists.
The tremolo-steeped folk of singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala is a reverie of quiet wanderings and of lingering in-between. Rambles of street corner crooning, afternoons adrift and slow remembering carry the listener as the eve draws close and the sun’s rays cease.
Zappala’s foggy melodies have wound through attics and trains, caravans and stages across Australia, Europe and the UK. The textured sound of her post-folk blues is a layered with looping vocal harmonies, meandering guitar, tambourine and percussion. When not serenading Zappala spends her time in the woods of Tasmania, making billycans of beans, drinking tea and capturing field recordings. Her latest album, Rest Stop Rooibos, features a spectrum of native soundscapes, conversation and roadside-penned serenades.
Tony J King:
With a few stories, an old guitar and kick drum, Tony J King creates the music of a journeyman with roots in the street-corner blues and urban folk of yesteryear. With a few stories, an old guitar and kick drum, Tony J King creates the music of a journeyman with roots in the street-corner blues and urban folk of yesteryear. With influences ranging from James Elroy, Edgar Allen Poe, Homer, Kerouak and Joseph Conrad, King delivers slow-burnin street-corner blues, low-fi urban myths, half-truths and dark gospel in quirky musical tales honed from a pre-occupation with the unusual, the exotic and the downright bizarre.
Slow-burnin’, low-fi street-corner blues, urban myths, half-truths, dark gospel and random fascinations are represented in quirky musical tales honed from a pre-occupation with the unusual, the exotic and the downright bizarre.
Sunday November 6th
Blues Tram, feat: Tasha Zappala + Tony J King
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 12pm, returning 2:30pm.
Tix: $49.50 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-blues-tram
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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.
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.