Blackwood Rising: two blokes, guitars and drums. A finely balanced and nuanced relationship forged on a mutual love of the blues, spiced by utter contempt of each other, offset by an abiding musical brotherhood and grudging respect (and a healthy sense of humour that only two decades of playing music together can achieve.
Fingerpicking and some bottleneck slide, a mix of covers and originals, alternate tunings , a drumkit hit like it owes money, and a disdain for too much technology is their bag.
Blues at Bridgetown regulars, the duo have recently played at the Strings Attached Festival in Margaret River, and in recent years supported music industry legends such as The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson, Mental As Anything, 19-Twenty, Blue Shaddy and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts.
Bridgetown – Western Australia, Australia
Patrick Steinbacher – guitar, vocals
Geoff Rowe – drums, vocals