Date(s) - 01/11/2014
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Eden Killer Whale Museum
Bring along drinks and nibbles!
Doggn It Australian blues duo Graeme Druce and John Cupit have been playing since 1985 and have an incredible assortment of instruments.
Graeme is on the acoustic guitar, resonator, lapsteel, weisendorn, banjo, and ukulele while John Cupit wields the harmonica, didgeridoo, percussion and acoustic guitar.
Together Doggn it sing and play their way through a range of original material, which provides a commentary on Australian issues ranging from what it feels like to wake up in the Australian bush in Life you choose, Logging timber by hand at the turn of the century in Shiftn logs, to living through the depression on the Hungry Mile, Global issues in songs like CEO blues, and the Human condition with songs about unrequited love and desperation like unsatisfied woman blues, and Living in a Cooling Hell. Doggn it also play traditional Blues songs from past masters like Mississippi John Hurt, Doug Mcloud, Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Claude Ely and regularly pay tribute to the best Australian Bluesmen.
Blues story tellers and songwriters, Graeme plays a style of blues guitar which seems to blend the great past masters of Piedmont blues like John Cephus, with contemporary masters of blues guitar Eric Bibb, and Keb Mo and his own home spun Australian sound. Whether playing his resonator, or his Taylor guitar, you will be captivated by the rich tone and the complexity of his original blues progressions.
John plays a deep hollow sounding blues, which will move you with its rich tone, and sustained bends and vibrato. Influenced by Jim Conway his mentor, John compliments Graemes unique sound with an equally unique tone.
Doggn it won the Sydney Blues Challenge and represented N.S.W in Memphis in 2013, competing against bands from 80 countries.
Doggn it made it to the Semi finals, with the top acts in world Blues!
Redd Velvet in Memphis said of Doggn it..
“Your sound is so pure, it takes me back to my childhood in the Delta to the songs played on the Verandas, and I want to thank you for honouring my people and keeping that sound alive”.
Doggn have strong powerful lyrics and clean uncluttered sound and a fun attitude to the blues. The guys are Australians, playing a unique Australian Blues.