Canberra Blues Society is pleased to present Kristy Lee (USA) + Hussy Hicks (QLD)
Kristy Lee has one of Alabama’s most powerful voices. Her voice calls to mind long gone blues belters, Southern soul shouters and gospel divas.
She is a legend of the underground that keeps popping up on not only national but worldwide radars with many other well-known artists that all share a common love for her spirit, songs and stories about her life.
After being diagnosed with a disabling disease, multiple sclerosis, she has stepped off on a journey of healing herself and others through music.
Get ready to take flight into a spiritual experience like no other.
“Kristy Lee is a triple threat. She has the unique ability to speak to souls, break hearts, and mend them all at the same time. Her music is a breath of fresh air in a smoke filled bar packed tight with anticipation.” – www.EBUrban.com
“An Alabama girl full of emotion, who’s acoustic guitar and rich vocals prove she is as passionate as Aretha Franklin circa soul 69”. – Ultra Underground (Aus)
Youtube: Kristy Lee “Grandma’s Hands”
Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.
Known for their emotive lyricism, energetic live shows and fiery, frenetic instrumentation, it’s no surprise Hussy Hicks have staying power. From Gold Coast Artist of the Year and Album of the Year wins to Queensland Music Award and Golden Guitar nominations, their critical accolades extend even further, with guitarist Parker being touted by Australian legend, Phil Emmanuel as ‘Australia’s top female guitar player’ and voted fifth in Bluesfest’s Guitar Hero fan poll, among Santana and BB King.
“A not to be missed act that are ready for the world” – Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director
“These girls epitomise everything I admire about great music – instinct, passion, courage, creativity and a distinct refusal to compromise their vision” – Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine
“Watching Julz Parker play her custom-made acoustic dreadnought is nothing short of breath-taking; a stark reminder of the huge gap between simply ‘playing guitar’ and the ability to make an instrument the extension of your musical imagination.”- Sabian Wilde, X Press Magazine
Youtube: Hussy Hicks “Drummer Boy”
Pre-sales: CBS members $20 / General $25 + bf
Door: CBS members $25 / General $30
TICKETS: Online at Eventbrite or at Songland Records, Cooleman Court Weston Creek 6293 4677