Some of the region's best blues and roots musicians are teaming up this weekend to bring the music lovers of the Illawarra one night they will not forget for a long time.
19-Twenty, Ray Beadle and Penny Hartgerink will perform at the Heritage Hotel this weekend as part of the Blues and Roots at Bulli concert.
I've mentioned Kane Dennelly, frontman for 19-Twenty, before in my previous columns for good reason. This handsome 27-year-old, now living in Kiama, has toured through Europe and Britain as well as Australia supporting a pretty damn impressive array of artists such as Cold Chisel, Diesel, Billy Thorpe, Jeff Lange, Ash Grunwald and Paul Greene.
The past few times 19-Twenty have played at the Heritage it has sold out.
This will be their first concert there this year so I'd expect this one to do the same.
Hartgerink is a Kiama-grown local girl who is no stranger to the Heritage Hotel.
She will be performing solo because her band Penny and The Mystics played their last show at the same venue last year. She has done some pretty amazing things in her time as a singer-songwriter as well as with the band.
Beadle completes the line-up and although he is Sydney-based, he has a lot of fans here in the Gong and is regarded as one of the hottest blues guitarists in the country.
The Blues and Roots show is on at the Heritage on Saturday from 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. See heritagehotel.com.au.
Glenn Haworth runs Haworth's Music Centres in Shellharbour and Fairy Meadow. See haworthguitars.com.au.