Named for the mighty Blackwood River in their home town of Bridgetown, Blackwood Rising are a happy go lucky blues duo who play a raucous mix of originals and bluesy covers. Fingerpicked tunes with bottleneck slide, various guitar tunings, an octave pedal, a double snare drum kit and an aversion to too much technology pretty much sums them up.
Blackwood Rising played Blues at Bridgetown in 2016 and 17, and in between have been supporting Blues at Bridgetown stalwarts Blue Shaddy and Tom Fisher and the Layabouts, as well as standalone performances.
Bridgetown – Western Australia, Australia
Patrick Steinbacher – guitar, vocals
Geoff Rowe – drums, vocals