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Sat, 7 September 2013

Peter Cornelius Delta Blues

Filed under: blues music, CD Launches, Tours — site admin @ 8:13 am

Pete Cornelius grew up as far away from the Delta heartland as is almost humanely possible. He has never picked cotton, never hitched a ride on a freight train, nor traded with the Devil. Not knowingly, anyway. Yet the 29-year-old is one of the most experienced young bluesman in the country, with more live shows, festival appearances and album releases under his belt than most performers twice his age.
GROUNDSWELL, his soon to be released 9th long player features 11 songs not restricted by genre, with Pete feeling keen to record some r&b, funk, soul, rock and alt-country tracks, in a further shift away from the sounds on many of his previous albums.

Recording with the same band he used on his acclaimed 2010 release Tumbleweed, GROUNDSWELL includes original numbers worked in with some favourite songs from artists such as the Rev. Al Green, Otis Rush and Ray LaMontagne. The aim during recording was to capture a live vibe and sound, with all the Drums, Bass & Guitar recorded live –something not done on the Tumbleweed release.

Early feedback from blues and roots radio presenters has been excellent with the album already receiving good airplay support and feature album status on a number of shows before the official release date of October 1st. Pete is gearing up for a 7 week tour to promote the album, starting in his home state of Tasmania, then heading to the mainland for an appearance at The Great Southern Blues Festival in Narooma, before winding his way up the Eastern Seaboard for shows in NSW and QLD ,then heading for home via Victoria and South Australia.

GROUNDSWELL TOUR DATES

Sunday 15th September
Falmouth Community Centre
Morrison St, Falmouth TAS
$10, 1-4pm

Thursday 19th September
Republic Bar & Café
299 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS
$10 pre / $15 doors, doors 8pm
Pete on stage 9pm
With special Guest Wolf Mail

Friday 20th September
Tapas Bar
97A Rooke St, Devonport TAS
$10, Pete on stage 9pm
With special guest Wolf Mail

Saturday 21st September
Royal Oak Hotel
14 Brisbane St, Launceston TAS
$10, Pete on stage 9pm
With special Guest Wolf Mail

Sunday 22nd September
Bridge Hotel
Forth Rd, Forth TAS
Free entry, 4.30pm

Sunday 29th September
Longley International Hotel
Huon Rd, Longley TAS
Free entry, 3.30pm

Saturday 5th October
The Great Southern Blues Festival
Narooma NSW (with the original DeVilles)

Wednesday 9th October
Brass Monkey
115a Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW
$12 pre / $15 door 8pm
With special guest Charlie A’Court

Thursday 10th October
The Vanguard
42 King St, Newtown
$15pre / $20 doors 6.30pm
With special guest Alex Bowen & Charlie A’Court

Saturday 12th October
Heritage Hotel
240 Princes Hwy, Bulli NSW
$12 pre / $15 doors 7pm
With special guests Alex Bowen & Charlie A’Court

Sunday 13th October
The Junkyard
88 Church St, Maitland NSW
Free entry, show 5pm

Friday 18th October
The Loft
54a Thomas Dr, Surfers Paradise QLD
$15, doors 8pm
With special guests Arbori & Brodie Graham

Saturday 19th October
Joe’s Waterhole
85 Memorial Dr, Eumundi QLD
$15, from 8pm
With special guests Adam Hole & Mark Easton

Sunday 20th October
The Joynt
48 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD
Tix $5, from 4pm
With special guest Brodie Graham

Saturday 25th October
Great Northern Hotel
83-89 Scott St, Newcastle NSW
Ph: 02 4927 5729

Saturday 26th October
Kidgeeridge Music Festival NSW

Wednesday 30th October
Northcote Social Club
301 High St, Northcote VIC
$12 pre / $15, doors7.30pm
With special guest Ian Collard

Thursday 31st October
Babushka Bar
59 Humffray St, Nth Ballarat VIC
$10, doors 8pm

Friday 1st November
Semaphore Workers Club
93 Esplanade, Semaphore SA
$8, doors 8pm

Sunday 3rd November
Elwood Blues Club
GH Hotel, 1 Brighton Rd, St Kilda VIC
Free, 5.50pm

Monday 4th November
Kazbah Lounge
118 Raymond St Sale VIC
$10s, from 7.30pm

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