Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart

August 2021

Chart # 140

No 1 most played release for this month
Alone With Blues

International Blues Airplay Chart

August 2021

Chart #75

No 1 most played International release for this month
GA-20Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It...You Might Like It!
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.
Help spread The Word!

Byron Bay Bluesfest

...see you in 2022!

The Backsliders - 2019

We hope to see you all at a COVID safe festival soon and hopefully things will get back to some normality on the other side very soon!

Ray Beadle - Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017


Australian Blues & Roots had been getting along to a few local festivals and gigs in previous years...come over to check out some memories through the write-ups and photos on our review pages.

Blues on Broadbeach 2021

30th Byron Bay Bluesfest 2019

Blues on Broadbeach 2019

Blues on Broadbeach 2018

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2018

Holler Roots Music Festival 2017- Caravan Club Melbourne

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017

Blues on Broadbeach 2017

International Blues Music Day celebrations @ The Basement

Mullum Music Festival 2016

Blues on Broadbeach 2016

Bluesfest 2016

Bello Winter Music 2016

Bello Winter Music 2015

The Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts has been compiling airplay of great Australian Blues music and related genres since January 2010...
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 charts all the way back to chart #1 here

ABARAC logo created by Pistol Pete Wearn


Testimonials & citations

"What you guys are doing is helping build an enthusiastic, healthy, Aussie Blues and Roots scene. Keep up the great work!" -- 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." -- 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...It's certainly changing and our charts reflect this change." -- 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


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