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Ben Carter

After honing his skills busking the city streets of Melbourne, Carter turned his attention to writing, recording and playing his own brand of folk and country blues to venues and festivals across Victoria. His one man band live show with acoustic guitar, foot drums and harmonica goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

His reinterpretation of old time country blues aims to pay tribute to iconic bluesman of a bygone era such as Skip James, Fred Mcdowell and Robert Johnson, as well as providing a swag of original folk songs.

Heading into the studio with a bunch of songs penned, the resulting album “These Winters they howl” was released in late 2017. The album conveys his mastery of finger picking guitar with songs of loss and new beginnings. The album features the combined respective talents of Anita Quayle (cello), Hannah Francis (fiddle), Jason Bunn (violin/viola) and Damien Fitzgerald on Drums.

Earlier Event: December 28
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Later Event: December 30
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