Blink twice, and in a two shakes of a lamb’s tail, it’ll be time for Blues On Broadbeach, that annual four day free festival of meaty and felafelly good blues music in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast at (wait for it) Broadbeach.
I can remember it vividly for several reasons, but mostly because it was the day that, after giving Bowen and Ayr and surrounding areas a drenching and blow-wet, Cyclone Debbie finally arrived in Brisbane.
We got our chat in just before the heavens opened.
That was a goodly time ago, and this interview was due to see the light of day a little earlier than this.
I’ll spare you the sordid details of the intervening weeks, but suffice to say that as you’re all swanning around the mall area of Broadbeach, flipping between venues but making extra sure you get to the Blues Arcadia gigs, this interviewer will be somewhere in central or far northern Queensland.
The jury’s still out.
Enough of that. We were talking about Blues Arcadia.
Herewith our chat.
Please excuse the references to the upcoming Stones Corner Festival. That’s in the rear vision mirror now, and my intern Ashley will be presenting her review in an upcoming edition of Trad and Now magazine.
I’d say see you at Blues on Broadbeach, but you’ll just have to have my fun for me, and flood social media with pictures, videos (if allowed) and reviews.
Bill Quinn in a Central Queensland caravan park camp kitchen typing with one finger!