Elle King and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
With the Bluesfest Touring season about to begin in a little over seven weeks, the final artists are being announced including breakthrough artist Elle King who will be here in March for her debut Australian tour.
The sassy musician who loves both banjos and hobos, was recently nominated for two 2016 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for her hit ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’. The song also spent three weeks on the No.1 spot in the Billboard Alternative Charts, hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently No. 5 on the iTunes chart and No. 8 on the ARIA Singles chart. Elle King also made the No.2 spot on Billboard’s Top New Rock Artist of 2015 list.
Elle King’s musical style encompasses Country, Soul, Folk, Rock, and Blues. Born in Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, Elle retains her roots in a style that blends those worlds of both grit and mid-western charm. She ties her old Soul and Rock’n’Roll influences into a sound that’s all her own. King started playing guitar at age 13 and later picked up a banjo, inspired by the Hank Williams and Earl Scruggs records her family listened to.
Elle has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has toured with Of Monsters and Men, Ed Sheeran, and James Bay. Her full-length debut album Love Stuff was released to great reviews in early 2015 and was the highest new artist entry on Billboard.
Who: Elle King’s debut Australian Tour
Where: The Metro Theatre
When: 24th of March 2016
In other Bluesfest Touring news, Blues man Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton will be joining the Grammy winning Tedeschi Trucks Band as the special guest on their national tour. Only in his 20’s, this multi-instrumentalist Blues musician and vocalist is inspired by the likes of Fats Waller and “Blind” Lemon Jefferson and sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion).
Who: Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton joins Tedeschi Trucks Band as their special guest
Where: Enmore Theatre
When: 22nd of March 2016