Captain Bluetongue

Captain Bluetongue

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Here is the other half of the Blues Preachers, Captain Bluetongue, as promised during the previous episode with Brother John.  They are a very balanced duo both musically and spiritually and this shines through in this chat with the Captain.

It is also fitting that this is published on this date, 18th January 2017, which is the 40th anniversary of the Granville train disaster in which 83 poor souls lost their lives, including Captain’s older brother. Please see the link below for more details of this tragedy.

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Patty Mifsud

Patty Mifsud

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From a 30+ years veteran of Australian blues music last week, Shayne Soall, we have this week a relative debutante, Patty Mifsud, who is just starting to get known around the Sydney blues circuit as a very capable blues harp player.

Patty is also a wife, a mother, and holds down a full-time job as an employment consultant while striving for excellence in her “spare” time as a musician. The Rolling Stones were the first to draw her attention to blues harmonica many years ago and lead her to listen to many of the greats of blues music as you can see from the references below to people mentioned in this podcast. But it is only in recent years that Patty has decided to pick up and learn to play the harmonica. Now she is joining jams and playing gigs around Sydney as she continues to hone her skills.

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Eric K Betts

Eric K Betts

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Meet Eric K Betts, blues harp maestro, and find out:

  • What the K really stands for
  • How does a Canadian end up in Australia
  • How does an itinerant blues player make a dollar
  • What makes a good musician
  • Who can sing
  • What does the pursuit of excellence involve

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