With a heavy heart, due to the escalating situation of the COVID-19 Delta virus variant in Victoria, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2021 Shows, including all October, November and December shows.
The Blues Train has always prided itself on putting the health & safety of its guests, staff, contractors, railway volunteers, and musicians first and foremost. In addition, a lack of Government ongoing support for event-based businesses means that insurance is unavailable to cover the costs of last-minute cancellations. With this in mind, we’ve decided that it’s impossible for us to run any of our 2021 shows.
Words cannot describe the devastation that this decision has caused us.
While we are staying confident that The Blues Train will return to the tracks in 2022, we are in desperate need of your help to shake, rattle and roll once again.
Any donation to our GoFundMe Rescue Campaign would be greatly appreciated – https://www.gofundme.com/f/thebluestrain2020
The McNaMarr Project
"The Sound Of Soulful Blues" John McNamara and Andrea Marr have both carved a niche for themselves on the international blues and soul scene over many years. In 2017 and 2018 both artist have hit #1 on Blues, Soul and R& B charts here in Australia and in the US with their respective latest albums. These two powerhouse voices combine to bring you the true sound of Soulful Blues evoking the sounds of Stax and Motown with great original material.
Hailing from central Victoria, guitarist/singer songwriter Bill Barber is at the forefront of a new generation of Australian Blues. Bill took an interest in Blues at a young age and by 14 was making the rounds, performing in Melbourne venues alongside Australia's most respected Blues artists.
Damon Smith Trio
Damon Smith and Adam Coad are two fifths of critically acclaimed touring cabaret show, SUN RISING, THE SONGS THAT MADE MEMPHIS and they perform old time piano blues and New Orleans grooves in a seemingly effortless fashion.
Performing regularly at festivals around the state SAFARI MOTEL have attracted a large and loyal following. Live performance has been the key to SAFARI MOTEL’s popularity. Their mix of feel-good, high energy original funk, groove, blues and soul music has earned them a place in the thriving Melbourne music scene as one of its most sought after live acts.