Dom Turner & The Rural Blues Project

Dom Turner’s new venture The Rural Blues Project is blues beyond the 12-bar. The band takes 20th Century rural blues music from artists such as Lead Belly, Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson, hybridising and rearranging, breathing new life for 21st century audiences.    

Multi award winning Australian blues artist, Dom Turner is best known as guitarist, lead vocalist, and founding member of the iconic Australian blues group, Backsliders as well as other international collaborations including R.L. Boyce with Dom Turner, The Turner Brown Band and Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner. Dom has toured the Australian festival circuit since the 1980s and regularly appears at most major, blues-related music festivals including Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival and Blues on Broadbeach to name but a few. He is a regular visitor to the home of the blues, the USA performing at festivals including Augusta Blues Week in West Virginia, and the RL Boyce Picnic and the Otha Turner Goat Picnic in Mississippi. Joining Dom is legendarydrummer Rosscoe Clarke (Foreday Riders, Cyril B Bunter) and master violinist George Washingmachine

“Perhaps Australia’s truest of ‘true blue bluesmen’” Bluesfest 2022

“Turner is a phenomenal guitarist – slide and otherwise – and brilliant songwriter with trademark vocals” Rhythms Magazine
The man is a phenomenal blues player.” BWW Reviews

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