Festival lines up a dazzling array of talent.
ONE of the Derwent Valley’s own, Bridget Pross, is the head- line musical act for this year’s Autumn Festival, now a little more than a week away.
The singer-songwriter known for her solo acoustic guitar-based music leads a lineup that also includes blues acts, upbeat contemporary songs, country music and even a full concert band.
Arranged by the Der- went Valley Rotary Club, the music acts are spread through- out the Festival, which begins at 10am on the Esplanade.
The festival is sponsored by the Derwent Valley Gazette, Hydro Tasmania, Norske Skog, Triple M radio, Derwent Valley Council, Aurora Energy and Channel 7 Tasmania.
The Sunday, April 23, event showcases not only music and dance, as well as multiple activities for kids, but makes available a generous variety of foods and beverages, almost all sourced here in the Derwent Valley.
Here’s the line-up:
WRITING original music and performing since the age of 15, Bridget has supported a num- ber of high-profile local and international acts, including Joe Cocker, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio, Renee Geyer, Tex Perkins, Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Indigo Girls, Ian Moss and Leo Kottke.
The Sign is the duo, Jo Stevens and Paul Volta, who’ve been involved in writing, record- ing and touring their music for more than 30 years.
AMONG the youngest per- formers at this year’s Autumn Festival are sisters Carly O’Brien and Anna Adams.
HERE’S some traditional 1930s-style Delta Blues played the way it was meant to be played, on vintage Resophonic Guitars and Cigar Box Guitars.
BOOTS AND ALL LINE DANCING
YOU might remember Boots and All Line Dancing from their flash mob at the Red Cir- cle event in New Norfolk last June.
DERWENT VALLEY CONCERT BAND
THE Derwent Valley Concert Band is one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed, travelled and successful community bands.