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Andy Baylor’s ‘Reel of Joy: A Celebration of Melbourne Roots Music’
April 3 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Melbourne’s own Roots Music Maestro, Andy Baylor, presents Cajun-styled two-steps and waltzes, country blues, Tex-Mex flavoured pieces, New Orlean-ish R’n’B, exotic guitar instrumentals and western swing – a rich, colourful tapestry of Melbourne’s great musical traditions.
Andy’s contributions to Australian music have been acknowledged and championed by many diverse artists, critics, journalists and music fans over the years. He pioneered “roots” music styles with his bands The Honeydrippers, Banana Oil, the Cajun Combo and the Charcoal Club and has collaborated with a who’s- who of Australian music.
Andy has brought together an all star band with good rockin’ Sharkey Ramos on drums and sophisticated guitar stylist, Sam Lemann (guitarist to the stars), Steve Grant (accordion genius), The Ukulele Queen of The Bellarine, Sarah Carroll, the Soulful Kerri Simpson (Opelousas) with her Cajun New Orleans groove and the sweet strings of the Banksia Band, Sophia Dunn and Kate Connor…
“Andy Baylor’s music floats on air with blissful melodies and flowing dance tunes”- Jeff Glorfeld, The Age
“Baylor, who sings in a voice unaffectedly Australian, is a master guitarist and fiddler. As a musician he has always seemed unusually sensitive to the needs of the ensemble and the song.” – Ken Williams, The Age