8 BALL AITKEN – FESTIVAL
SUNSHINE ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL 2019
– TICKETED SHOW –
*The only way to get a ticket to the Acoustic Breakfast is to purchase one of our Three Day Festival Passes! Enjoy up close & intimate performances by 8 Ball Aitken, Matty Rogers, Taylor Henderson & Michael Bryers. This pass gives you exclusive entry to the Songwriters in the Round Acoustic Breakfast along with entry to Diesel, Jack Jones and Michael Bryers on Friday night and Russell Morris, The Badloves and Swanee on Saturday night.*
Ex-pat singer-songwriter, 8 Ball Aitken, recently released his 10th album, Swamp Blues, a monster of a release strongly influenced by his experiences immersed in the soul of America’s Deep South.
8 Ball says “As a resident of USA, much of my touring is traversing between Texas and Tennessee and travelling through Louisiana, home to the gritty, sub-genre sound I love the most (and birth place of one of my musical heroes, Tony Joe White).
Swamp Blues is a cathartic album, one which I have wanted to write for a long time. It’s my salute to the rhythms of the Deep South, lyrically inspired by southern themes and is my most stripped back recording to date. Of the 12 tracks, two were co-written with friend and 100% certified Texas Bluesman, Guthrie Kennard, and it was such a thrill to be creative partners on High Water and Mama’s Cookin’.
Recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas’ Hill Country, the tracks were laid down through an analogue 70’s tape machine for the warm guitar tones and cool Hammond organ with studio musicians from legendary outfits including Tedeschi Trucks drummer JJ Johnson and former Bob Dylan bass player Glenn Fukunaga.”