Doc Span Band
Doc Span is renowned for his unique smokey voice, expressive tone, soulful dynamics and exciting stage presence. His style is drawn from a personal pilgrimage through the blues with years of jamming with many of Chicago Blues greats while a paramedic at the notorious Cook County Jail hence the Doc. Doc’s influences include, but aren’t limited to…Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Howlin Wolf, JJ Cale, Little Feat, Little Walter, James Brown and Big Walter Horton.
In the late eighties Doc’s Sydney based band, The Doc Span Blues Band, played gigs around the country. The band members included luminaries of the Australian music business, including Mark Kennedy, Glynn Mason, Dennis Wilson, Mark Punch, Jimmy Doyle and James Rattray.
The charismatic, American born Span has been thrilling Australian audiences for over two decades with a uniquely expressive harmonica tone, a magnificent, warm, grainy voice. He lays out a truly exciting stage show that‘s ‘direct from Chicago’! He and his harp are one, as is evident by his interaction with the instrument. Doc wails with passion and resonates a special intimacy.
When: June 10, 2018
Where: Main Stage