It's easy to get sidetracked by the big font on the Bluesfest line-up. Those names work to get the tickets moving, but more often than not it’s the personal discoveries that will stay with you once you’re home. To that end, here’s a mix that aims to combine the two, featuring both internationals and great local acts. An artful arrangement that illustrates how – when placed alongside each other – there’s really not so much that separates the top end of the bill from the bottom. And really, perhaps that’s Bluesfest’s most enduring achievement.
Blues for the Road
There are 100 bands on the Bluesfest line-up. For our road-trip playlist, we’ve handpicked a selection that showcases the embarrassment of riches on offer from the top to the bottom of the bill. Get out on the blacktop and roll toward Byron with this in your ears.