Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges will bring the contemporary sounds of New Orleans to central Victoria as part of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival’s main event concert on Saturday, November 5.
Described as a nomadic musician whose home is wherever his next performance is, Bridges will take up residence on the stage in MacGillivray Hall at Bendigo TAFE’s McCrae Street campus for one night only.
Joining Bridges in the ‘Direct from the USA’ show is Travis Bowlin, a rising blues star from Nashville, and Melbourne’s own Ian Collard, ensuring a night of diverse stylings and complementary artistry.
With only 220 seats available in the hall, punters will want to get in quick for what is sure to be a highlight – and one of the most popular events – of the festival.
Fresh from a European tour, Bridges will perform songs from his extensive catalogue, which includes his 2015 album Hold on a Little Bit Longer. The album was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the world-renowned Blues Foundation Memphis’ 37th Blues Music Awards.
Bridges’ talents as a songwriter and performer transcend genre, meaning excursions into anything from gospel music to straight rock will keep music fans of all kinds thoroughly entertained.
Bowlin, an accomplished vocalist and blues guitarist from Aurora, Indiana, grew up on the banks of the Ohio River in a family that loved music.