Performers at Blue Mountains Music Festival 2019
Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for over 30 years. The latest release Heathen Songbook the band’s fourteenth to date is a varied and eclectic mix of 21st Century original blues as well as a number of versions of songs by artists as diverse as diverse as Robert Johnson, Dock Boggs and John Fogerty. 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 as young harmonica prodigy, Joe Glover.