#AgnesBluesFest is delighted to be welcoming Jack Raymond for the first time in 2024, officially kicking off all of the Festival weekend grooves alongside his duo partner Jay Bischoff.
Hailing from the snow-covered high country of northern Victoria, Jack Raymond is truly ‘the voice of the mountain’. His rootsy, relaxed, ‘Aussie-Americana’ style has a deep, laidback groove, for songs with emotional punch. Jack tells stories of his life travels, with song-craft drawing inspiration from the great wordsmiths and writers who paved the roots-music way.
California-born multi-instrumentalist Jay Bishoff adds emotive lead guitar, spicy hand percussion, harmonica and soaring vocal harmonies to Jack’s already teeming audio plate. An avid songwriter in his own right, Jay’s songs reflect his life experience, as a troubadour hitchhiker who just kept going, right ’round the globe.
This duo ‘sings from the soft bits’ with deep, rootsy groove and real impact. As well as constant tours of the east coast, together they are making a solid entrance into the Australian music scene. With recent Festival appearances at The Gympie Muster, Kiama Blues Festival, Rumble in the Junga, Buskers by the Lake (Finalist) and the Australian National Busking Competition (Finalist), #AgnesBluesFest can’t wait to welcome them both next February.
16-18 Feb 2024
Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South.
Book tickets and places to stay: www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au
The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.
The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.