2011 ARIA Blues and Roots nominees and I-Tunes Australian Blues and Roots album of the year winners, Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for over 30 years. Slide Guitarist, multi-stringed instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, Dom Turner, is the founding member of the group. Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music, has been with Backsliders for 16 years. Joining Dom and Rob is ARIA award winning harmonica genius Ian Collard (Collard, Greens & Gravy).
These guys are renowned for captivating live shows – an eclectic mix of blues styles moving from driving delta blues riffs and jungle-like rhythms to ‘Piedmont’, blues influenced ‘all-acoustic’, unplugged treatments of 1920’s songs by blues heroes such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson.