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St Paul & The Broken Bones, Trombone Shorty & More Add Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Written by Zanda Wilson on October 17, 2016

Bluesfest 2017 is shaping up as one of the more exciting editions of the festival yet, and the contingent of acts playing additional headline shows has just gotten even bigger.

A heap of acts had already announced sideshows before and after Bluesfest itself, and now five new acts have announced their own tour dates.

Alabama-hailing outfit St Paul & The Broken Bones will bring their ’60s soul fire to shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Lead by Paul Janeway and backed by a five-piece band, they’ve also recently released their second studio album Sea Of Noise.

Taking on their own slew of shows is New Orleans native Trombone Shorty with his band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Trombone Shorty has spent an extensive amount of his life has a band leader, and will now bring his fusion jazz style for two shows in addition to his Bluesfest 2017 set.

Roy Ayers will also be taking his acid jazz show on the road for a couple of shows in the lead up to his appearance at Bluesfest. An acclaimed jazz vibraphonist, Ayers career took him on a path where he spent years as an R&B band leader and has become one of the most sampled artists in hip hop.

Another artist who has just revealed Bluesfest 2017 sideshows in multi-platinum selling and seven time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne, who’ll bring her R&B/soul sound to Sydney and Melbourne dates in and around the main festival.

Finally, Canadian ban The Strumbellas are set to hit the country in April in what will be their Bluesfest debut, and whilst here the acclaimed act will will bring their rock-noir backed catchy mass-singalong tunes to the a series of exciting sideshows as well.

All newly announced shows go on sale Wednesday, 19th October — full details and dates below.

Watch: St. Paul & The Broken Bones – ‘Call Me’

St Paul & The Broken Bones Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Tickets available Wednesday, 19th October

Wednesday, 12th April
The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Wednesday, 19th April
The Metro, Sydney
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Thursday, 20th April
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Tickets on sale Wednesday, 19th October

Monday, 10th April
The Metro, Sydney
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Tuesday, 11th April
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Roy Ayers Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Tickets available Wednesday, 19th October

Sunday, 9th April
The Croxton, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Tuesday, 11th April
The Basement, Sydney
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Joan Osbourne Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Tickets available Wednesday, 19th October

Sunday, 16th April
The Basement, Sydney
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Wednesday, 19th April
The Croxton, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

The Strumbellas Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Tickets on sale Wednesday, 19th October

Sunday, 16th April
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

Monday, 17th April
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets: Bluesfest Touring

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