Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart

January 2020

Chart # 121

International Blues Airplay Chart

January 2020

Chart #56


No 1 most played International release for the month of January
Frank Bey
All My Dues Are Paid
The Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts has been compiling airplay of great Australian Blues music and related genres since January 2010...in April 2018 we produced our 100th chart! 
Thankyou to all the independent radio presenters who contribute their music for inclusion each and every month, the publicists, labels and distributors and of course the hard working musicians who put in the big efforts to play and record the music we all love.

You can check out all charts back to chart #1 here acrossthetracks-anthonym.blogspot.com

Matt Stubbs
The Charlie Musselwhite Band - Bangalow Bowlo 2015


The Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart tracks what Australian Independent Radio presenters are playing on their shows each month.



The statistics the charts are based on is real radio airplay data contributed by numerous blues radio presenters from stations all around Australia. 


Apart from the monthly chart we will feature reviews of new releases and gigs, as well as festival and gig photography.
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FESTIVALS & GIGS

Australian Blues & Roots has been getting a long to a few local festivals and gigs lately...come over to check out the write-ups and photos on our review pages.


  • Blues on Broadbeach 2017


8th artist announcement

Blues / Roots / Soul / Jazz

PACEY, KING & DOLEY
RAY BEADLE [ACOUSTIC]
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
NATHAN CAVALERI
LITTLE GEORGIA
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS
THE BAMBOOS
THE SENSATIONS 
HENRY WAGONS
ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS
ELECTRIK LEMONADE

Adding to those artists already announced...
ASH GRUNWALD
CHAIN
CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM
DIRTY HONEY
EMILY WURRAMARA
ERJA LYYTINEN
GEORGE BENSON
HARTS
HUSSY HICKS
JIMMIE VAUGHAN
JOACHIM COODER
JOHN MAYALL
LARKIN POE
TAL WILKENFELD
THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND
THE MARCUS KING BAND
THE WAR AND TREATY
WALTER TROUT
ZUCCHERO

Festival season 2020

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What will 2020, the start of our 11th year here at ABARAC and a new decade bring music-wise? 
Here's hoping all the communities around Australia affected by fires will see support for their local festivals and people will continue to support each other around the country by visiting these areas. 
Are you getting to one or several of these  ... Thredbo Blues Festival; Australian Blues Festival in Goulburn; Mudgeeraba Blues RockAgnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival;Blue Mountains Music Festival; Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival; Illawarra Folk Festival; WOMADelaide; Port Fairy Folk Festival
Before we know it Easter will be here...maybe The National Folk Festival in Canberra or the 31st Bluesfest at Byron Bay.
How about one of these? 
The Gum Ball, Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQMojo Burning, Candelo Village Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, Nimbin Roots Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Narara Music Festival,Sunshine Rock & Blues FestivalEchuca/Moama mid-winter Blues Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Out On The Weekend, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Mitchell Creek Rock'n'Blues Fest, Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Wollombi Music FestivalCaloundra Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Bello Winter Music Festival  ...
What about some of the intimate house gigs which are starting to spring up around the place?

Lennox Sessions 50th 

How are you going to get your fix of music in 2020?
...We here at ABARAC would love to hear of any other musical ventures you know of!

NEWS

2020 AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The winners were announced Saturday 8th February, at

The Australian Blues Festival

And the winners are:


Album of the Year

Headline - Kate Lush Band

A Day in San Jose - Simon Kinney-Lewis

Cut and Run - Lloyd Spiegel

Carnival of Fools - Blues Arcadia

 

Song of the Year

Jackson - Kate Lush Band

Tokyo Blues - Lloyd Spiegel

Seven Days A Week - Blues Arcadia

Silver Spade - Julian James

 

Artist of the Year

Kate Lush

Simon Kinney-Lewis

Lloyd Spiegel

Julian James

 

Duo or Group of the Year

The Evening Sons

BB Factory

Blues Arcadia

 

New Talent of the Year

Matty T. Wall

The Evening Sons

Donna Hourigan

Julian James


ABARAC logo created by Pistol Pete Wearn www.pistolpetewearn.co.uk


Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018

 

 
Testimonials & citations

"What you guys are doing is helping build an enthusiastic, healthy, Aussie Blues and Roots scene. Keep up the great work!" -- 2015 Mitch Grainger - Musician

 

 

"The hard work and support community radio puts in for Australian blues is astounding ... this chart is absolutely essential for the growth of Aussie blues. A big thanks to all the presenters." -- 2015 Lloyd Spiegel - Musician

 

 

"As a performing artist and a radio presenter I find ABARAC a very valuable tool to gain insight into what the interest is in what is an expanding genre...Blues/roots...Its certainly changing and our charts reflect this change." -- 2015 Tony Jaggers - 2EAR FM 107.5 & 102.9, Moruya, NSW

 

 

"In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing The Back Roads retrospective album (a remastered selection of tracks from the band’s back-catalogue). The album hit the No. 1 position on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart and stayed there for the next three months." -- Ward's Xpress, Bluesfest promotional material - Byron Bay 2016

 


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