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Thredbo Blues Festival not far from the Bega Valley!

Although the Bega Valley is home to many fine local musicians, sometimes it’s good to get out of the valley and check out some other Australian talent.

Every year, the Thredbo Blues Festival is a great place to catch all the latest Australian blues talent, as well as some old favourites, and this weekend just gone (Jan 17-19, 2014) was no exception.  In fact, the music will still be going strong right now until the wee small hours.

A few familiar Edge FM faces were seen around some of the venues.  Fast Eddie who presents the Sound Lounge every Wednesday afternoon from 4.00 pm was spotted at several venues, and members of the Niemeier family, a family of blues tragics, and long term supporters of Edge FM, were spotted poolside, and in various bars and halls.

Below are a couple of photos from the weekend, including Minnie Marks, a pint sized performer, who obviously just loves to play.  With a big set of lungs and a wailing guitar Minnie delivers a great output of original song with a few covers thrown in.

Minnie Marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headline act, Wendy Matthews, looks and sounds amazing.  Wendy entertained the crowd with all of her hits including Token Angels, Let’s Kiss, The Day You Went Away and many more of here well known tunes.

Wendy Matthews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed out this year, maybe you can check out the Thredbo Blues Festival next year.  In the meantime, it’s sure that a few blues tunes will be played on air, so keep your dial tuned to 93.7 Edge FM, because we just love music!!