If you’re a lady or gentleman who breathes the blues, you’ll know of Vintage Trouble.
The snazzy funk peddlers straight outta yesteryear know their way around the skiffle, a spot of open tuning and of course, some swing. With their Aussie tour just over the horizon, we asked the Bluesfest veterans for their own take on the genre as old as sin.
If you’re suffering from a lack of the blues, Vintage Trouble have the cure: don the shades and get down to 82 minutes of ragtime raunchiness.
Since they’re jetting down our way, there’s an appreciated Aussie tint to the mix. Seeing Courtney Barnett, Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan sitting pretty amongst legends like Chuck Berry and Buddy Guy is a welcome surprise.
The list is below, and find a Spotify playlist underneath if you wanna save it for later. What are you waiting for?
1. Knock Me Out – Vintage Trouble
2. Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band
3. Giant of Illinois – Andrew Bird
4. Ophelia – The Lumineers
5. History Eraser – Courtney Barnett
6. Before Too Long – Paul Kelly
7. Magnetic – Dan Sultan
8. Unintended Consequences of Love – Bonnie Raitt
9. Half a Man – The Wilson Pickers
10. A New England – Billy Bragg
11. Tip Of My Tongue (Acoustic) – Deisel
12. Three Miles from Avalon – Davy Knowles
13. The Love Me or Die – C.W. Stoneking
14. We Don’t Know – The Strumbellas
15. Railroad Bill – Blind Boy Paxton
16. Whiskey, Beer & Wine – Buddy Guy
17. Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry
18. Now Woman No Cry – Vasti Jackson
19. Son of a Preacher Man – Aretha Franklin
20. Chain Gang – Otis Redding
21. Sin Was the Blame – Wilson Pickett
22. Man Of Misery – The Wilson Pickers
23. Cold Blooded – Gary Clark Jr.
24. Drinka Little Poison (4 U Die) – The Soul Rebels
Vintage Trouble’s Aussie tour kicks off on April 9th in Melbourne. Catch the dates below, and head here for tickets.
Apr 9 – 170 Russell – Melbourne
Apr 12 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Apr 13 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah
Apr 15 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah