Bluesman Big Daddy Wilson Announces Debut Australian Tour

27 January 2016 | 4:50 pm | Staff Writer

The six-string slingin' singer-songwriter has a wealth of dates lined up Down Under to help make up for lost time

US-born, German-based bluesman Big Daddy Wilson is yet to make it out to Australia to share his talents on the stage, but that's about to change by way of a huge run of eastern-states dates in March and April in support of his latest album, Time.

Time is Big Daddy Wilson's first studio full-length since 2011's Thumb A Ride, though he has since released Live In Luxembourg (in 2014) to help whet his fans' appetites in-between drinks. The new album was co-produced by blues legend Eric Bibb, who has said that Wilson channels the sounds of the original blues people loud and clear.

"Wilson has a voice baptised in the river of African-American song — a voice with the power to heal," Bibb said.

Hailing from a small town in North Carolina, Big Daddy Wilson's style is inflected by the sounds of church and local country radio as well as the blues which he discovered after his stint in the military.

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Big Daddy Wilson is touring through New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland from 11 March, taking in shows in Milton, Narooma, Narrabundah, Bellingen, Currumbin, Brisbane, Eumundi, Geelong, Elsternwick, Wodonga, Marrickville, Lambton, Cronulla and Thirroul, where he'll close out the sojourn at Beaches on Sunday 3 April.

For a full rundown of dates, venues and other booking information, see theGuide or check The Music App.