Playing for their 3rd time at the festival, 2011 ARIA Blues and Roots nominees and iTunes Australian Blues and Roots album of the year winners, Backsliders are returning to Manning Valley.
Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for just over 25 years. Their sound melds driving Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues sounds with original 21st Century new blues anthems. These guys are renowned for captivating live shows – an eclectic mix of blues styles moving from driving delta blues riffs and jungle-like rhythms to ‘Piedmont’ blues influenced ‘all-acoustic’ unplugged treatments of 1920’s songs by blues heroes such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson.
The achievements, success and reviews over the band’s 25+ years tell it all.