Cigar Box, Blues & Barbeque Weekend - Feat 8 Ball Aitken
Get ready to boogie down at the Star Hotel Yackandandah! Join us for a smokin' weekend of cigar box blues and
Friday - Free Event - Steve Plater - 7:30 -9:30 pm
Saturday - Ticket Event - 8 Ball Aitken - 7:00 Doors - 7:30 Show
Sunday - Free Event - Anna Scionti Trio - 2:00 - 5:00 Pm
Swamp-blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist and producer.
Since relocating to Music City, USA in 2012 from his native Australia, 8 Ball has worked with many of the best in the blues business today. In 2021 8 Ball won second place in the International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish.
During COVID lockdown 8 Ball self-produced three new albums from his house in Nashville. The musicians on the recording include Buddy Guy’s Grammy Award winning producer Tom Hambridge on drums, George Thorogood and the Destroyers saxophone player Buddy Leach, Sydney soul singer Taya Chani on backing vocals, and his brother Dillion James Aitken on keys. 8 Ball played all of the guitars, bass and harmonica on all of the albums.
The single ‘Ice Cream Man’ hit #1 on the AMRAP Australian Metro Radio charts and the album hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in April 2021. ‘Ice Cream Man’ CDs and vinyl are available now from the store page on www.8ballaitken.com
Home is where the heart is, 8 Ball Aitken has recently returned to Australia and has been performing at many sold out shows and festivals.