We are working on a shiny new site dedicated to hosting the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts plus many other things music wise...it is currently being bent into shape
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.
We have some other great ideas in the pipeline...
Please spread The Word!
Live Music - festivals
Australian Blues & Roots will be and has been hanging out at some local festivals and gigs lately...come read the write-ups on our new review page.
Blues on Broadbeach 2017
Holler Roots Music Festival 2017
Festival season 2017
is full-steam ahead...
So far this year there has been the Thredbo Blues Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Australian Blues Festival in Goulburn, Kiama jazz and blues festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, WOMAdelaide, the inaugural Holler Roots Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival...phew
and The National Folk Festival in Canberra and Bluesfest at Byron Bay will be running over this easter weekend...
what will you be doing festival wise this year?
Byron Bay Bluesfest Blog...
Check out all the musicans who have made mention of the charts in their bios on the artist page...
Hosts Jeff Konkel of Broke & Hungry Records and Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art travel Mississippi’s back roads in search of juke joints, house parties, moonshine and the musicians who keep this art form alive.
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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