It has been a few weeks since Basement Discs presented an in store performance, but it all resumed today with a sterling little show from local blues outfit Collard Greens & Gravy spruiking their new CD Juke Joint Boogie.
The group has been around the Melbourne scene for many years and are recognized as one of the best blues bands in Australia if not the world, so it was a pleasure to catch them live once more.
Ian Collard has a spectacular bluesy voice reminiscent of Tim Buckley and plays a mean harmonica. His cohorts in the band are James Bridges on guitar and Anthony Shortte on percussion.
Today they entertained the sizeable audience with several new tunes from the new album, including the title track,
Melbourne is hot and windy today, so collard blues was better than a blast of cool air to take the heat off the working day.
Check them out on their website, or My Space and give them a listen. They’re great!