The Blues Tram is set to roll again on Saturday, May, 27 with two very talented singer-songwriters on board. Hailey Calvert and Luke Watt will entertain and charm passengers on a vintage restored W Class tram as it traverses the Bendigo CBD

From Queensland, soulful powerhouse Hailey Calvert (w/Jason Cameron) and the bluesy-folky Luke Watt (from pretty much all over, but now resident of a very thankful Central Victoria) will serenade an intimate Blues Tram audience from 2pm.

The Blues Tram is a unique experience in Bendigo’s busy live music calendar. Spaces are limited, and in addition to two hours of great music, the audience will get to experience some fantastic Bendigo architecture and history.

Hailey Calvert’s bluesy, rich voice and fluid guitar style has earned her many fans, as well as turning her into a Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival favourite. Two EPs, a recent album, In The Hour Of The Wolf, and numerous charismatic live shows into her career, Hailey is an unforgettable performer destined for a big career.

Described by ABC National as “raw and mercurial, the real deal,” folk-blues guitarist and songwriter Luke Watt has recently released his third album Wild Graces. Despite the experiences of touring throughout Europe and the US, Luke’s new album is inspired by tales from much closer to home – picking and sliding his way through stories of failed gold diggers, small town murder and cranky old men. None other than Lloyd Spiegel described Luke as “one of my favourite artists”.

The next Blues Tram rolls on Saturday, May, 27 at 2pm from the Central Deborah Goldmine at 76 Violet Street. Tickets are available at $35 from Bendigo Visitor Centre in Pall Mall, 1800 813 513.

Now in its seventh year, the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival
continues to go from strength to strength. The Festival is still solely run by a dedicated group of local volunteers. With a line-up of local, national and international artists, there is always plenty to see and hear – from talented newcomers to genre stalwarts who have been refining their sound over many years.