The mighty Blackwood River that runs through Bridgetown is an impressive force of nature when it floods, and so too are Blackwood Rising in full flight. They’re a happy go lucky blues duo who play a raucous mix of originals and covers which all get slathered in bluesy goodness. Fingerpicked tunes with bottleneck slide, various guitar tunings, an octave pedal, a double snare drum kit and an aversion to too much technology is what gets their mojo workin’. Blackwood Rising have appeared at Blues at Bridgetown in 2016, 17 and 18 and in between have supported Blues at Bridgetown legends such as 19-Twenty, Blue Shaddy and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts.
Bridgetown – Western Australia, Australia
Patrick Steinbacher – guitar, vocals
Geoff Rowe – drums, vocals