Missed out on tickets to SITG? Or just can’t be bothered to battle the 18 hour drive up to Byron Bay? What ever your reason may be for missing the festival, you can still get a slice of the SITG action sans tent pegs, gumboots and over-priced beer.
The Blues Jam, which has been a Sunday night feature at the Elwood RSL for the last 15 years, has been relocated to The Greyhound Hotel in St Kilda. The Sunday night performances are particularly good stomping ground for emerging blues artists, as the house band welcomes them to jam together or let them fly solo. Some acts to look forward to include Matt Dwyer, Paul Janovskis, Greg Farquar, Sim Martin, Coop De Vine, Tommy McEwan, King Size Five, Johnny Longshot (pictured) and Oozin’ Blues. Check the website for specific times and dates.