He’s Back! Australian-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based, singer, songwriter, slide guitar player and festival favourite, 8 Ball Aitken returns to grace the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage with his sensational live show.
For more than a decade, blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken has toured the world, performing his swampy, slide guitar-driven songs at more than 200 gigs each year. His live shows have rocked music festivals across the US, Australia, Europe, Canada, and Asia. Since relocating to Nashville eight years ago from his native Australia, he has honed his songwriting, guitar playing and showmanship with some of the best in the business today.
Reaching #2 on the Australian Blues Chart this year, 8 Ball’s 11th album “Swamp Blues 2” delves deeper into the Delta. Recorded at yellow DOG Studios in Texas, USA, it features the powerhouse rhythm section of legendary drummer JJ Johnson (Tedeschi Trucks Band/John Mayer) and Austin bass player extraordinaire Glenn Fukunaga (Robert Plant, Dr John, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Dixie Chicks). It’s a groove-heavy, funkier follow-up to the success of 2018’s Swamp Blues album that hit #2 in the Australian Blues Charts and produced the 2019 APRA Song of the Year Shortlisted “High Water.”