Jenny Biddle is a folk and blues songsmith. Crowned Melbourne’s Best Busker for 2010-2012, the feisty guitarist, harmonica squawker and Scotland resident has just released her sixth album. She’s back for a rare tour of east coast Australia to celebrate the new album ‘Wild & Free’. She comes armed with those new songs, witty stage banter, reflective lyrics and somewhat radical facial expressions and the tour sees her drop in to the Scottish Prince on 21 March.
For those yet to venture in to this new(ish) Palm Beach watering hole, there’s a reason it’s a favourite with the Blank team. As well as some of the best original music passing through town, this little venue also boasts a damn fine selection of whiskeys as well as regular whiskey appreciation sessions. But that’s totally off-topic.
Jenny’s just one example of the eclectic lineup being delivered this month.
Archer is an old-time singsong man. Literally. It’s like he’s been transported here from another time. One of the Scottish Prince staff told us that last time he played there he rocked up with his guitar in one hand and his swag in the other. He’ll be rolling out the swag once again this month with a set at the Scottish Prince on Tuesday 13 March and then at Cambus Wallace on Wednesday 14.
That same week, James Bennett stops in at Cambus Wallace. He’s a mad touring busker with quite a bit of a following. And on Sunday 25 March, Tommy Castles returns to the Cambus Wallace. Another self-taught legend, he’s not really the traditional blues genre you’d find at Cambus, delivering more of a beach/folk set, but he has just played four sold-out shows supporting Amy Shark, two shows with Busby Marou and his second Falls Festival, so dude has some serious runs on the board.
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Tuesday 13 March – James Bennett at Cambus Wallace
Tuesday 13 March – Archer at Scottish Prince
Wednesday 15 March – Archer at Cambus Wallace
Wednesday 21 March – Jenny Biddle at Scottish Prince
Sunday 25 March – Tommy Castles at Cambus Wallace
Tuesday 27 March – Skyscraper Stan at Scottish Prince
Wednesday 28 March – Skyscraper Stan at Cambus Wallace