Major Tom's hosts an afternoon of hand-picked gems from the Goldfields region.
12pm –Harry F L Vincent
12:30pm – Cameron Holmes
1pm – King Maxwell
2:pm – Luke Watt
2:30pm – Buck Edwards
3pm – Albert Gray
3:30pm – Queensland
4:30pm- Leon & The Freedom Cage
Leon & The Freedom Cage (Castlemaine) – New outfit by Oooga Boogas front man and bon vivant Leon Stackpole - Castlemaine’s first citizen. What you find here is a fine distillation of Tony Abbott era buffoonery and daily life from a man with a keen eye / ear for the poignant and absurd.
Luke Watt (Castlemaine) – Blues/Folk singer Luke Watt is a finger picker of great dexterity, drawing on folk melodies and blues grooves to convey stories both dark and uplifting. Luke's new album "Hill End Ruin" was named ABC National's "Album of the week" upon it's release.
Albert Gray (Trentham) – Albert Gray plays 60’s Folk, Southern Rock and Garage blues. With the vocal prowess of Howlin’ Wolf, the striking guitar tones of Chuck Berry and the lyrical muscle of Steve Earl.
Buck Edwards (Macedon) – Americana/Gospel outfit Paper Jane’s frontman Buck Edwards brings his country-tinged melodic pop to KMF this year.
King Maxwell (Kyneton) – the Vintage Blues Machine, cult figure of K-Town, King Maxwell plays vintage style blues & rag. Channelling the greats Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Charlie Patton to name a few.
Harry F L Vincent (Kyneton) – Another fine local bluesman, self-described “Songs from deep fine leg and the business end of a Melbourne Bitter stubby.” Sounds good to us.
Cameron Holmes (Kyneton) - Cameron Holmes & The Blues Dudes are a band that can only be described as Blues, Melbourne Style. Lots of threads, all drawn back to blues.
Queensland (Lauriston/Castlemaine) – Queensland feature members from The Vandas, St Jude, The Wardens & Downhills Home. Melodic soulful guitar pop jams from Central Victoria. Taking cues from the sounds of Tom Petty, Crazy Horse and Big Star, Queensland forge their own sound through infectious pop hooks and killer guitar workouts.