Preaching the Blues

MATT MCGRATH

The Blues Preachers know how to draw a crowd at the Blues on Broadbeach free music festival.

Performing at the Broadbeach Mall stage on Friday, the two-piece perennials were on fire as they bellowed some shoe-stomping hits and ensnared the senses of the several hundred-strong crowd.

With the slide guitar and smooth harmonic tones, they were a clear favourite early on in the Festival.

With 1930s-style blues the musical duo made up of Brother John and Captain Bluetongue rolled out song after song to the delight of the enthusiastic audience.

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Blues Preachers. Photo: Matt McGrath

A throwback to old-school Blues, the Preachers’ recent album – Dry So Long – has gathered acclaim from Rhythms magazine and it is clear why when you hear them do their thing.

Having performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, The Australian Blues Festival in Goulburn and both the East and West Coast Blues Festivals, they are as well-versed in Blues as they are popular.

Taking the stage again at 5pm on Friday in the Atrium Bar at Jupiters and Saturday afternoon at Niecon Plaza, The Blues Preachers will be entertaining crowds all weekend.

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