20 January 2024 @ 3:00 pm
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8 Ball Aitken – Tamworth Country Music Festival 2024
8 Ball Aitken is back with a brand-new sound, a self-produced laidback soul album ‘HEART AND SOUL’. The recording was mostly completed in Nashville right before he re-located back to Australia twelve months ago. The album debuted at #3 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts.
The musicians on ‘HEART AND SOUL’ include Grammy winning drummer/producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy), saxophone legend Buddy Leach (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Sydney soul singer Taya Chani and 8 Ball’s younger brother Dillion James on Hammond organ and piano. Michael Caruana (Melbourne Ska Orchestra), Tim Carter (Hayseed Dixie) and indie singer Pepper Jane also guested on some tracks.
8 Ball toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock 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.
8 Ball relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today. 8 Ball won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish. His previous album release ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.