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
Melbourne Blues Songstress Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. Playing cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel or six-string guitar, you will be immersed deep into her world of emotionally charged electrified rhythmic blues.
Bruce Hurricane Hearn (from the iconic Melbourne alternative band Strange Tenants with a back catalogue of 7 albums) is a seasoned top professional musician, having toured and performed with international acts including U2, Paul Weller’s Style Council, UB40 and in London with Jimmy Cliff.
Phil Para Band
Blues, Rock Legend Phil Para is one of Melbourne’s hardest working and best-known musicians playing sold out shows every week. Phil’s powerful presence, passionate renditions and guitar showmanship make for a thrilling performance that mesmerises his audiences and keep them and coming back time and again.