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Blackstone Dukes, Tin Cup Country

Arts and ReviewsJoanne Eisemann
The Blackstone Dukes at the Fresh Hop Beer Festival, Launceston.  Photo supplied

The Blackstone Dukes at the Fresh Hop Beer Festival, Launceston.

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By David Claridge

TIN CUP Country has secured two more of Australia’s premier Country singer-songwriters for an acoustic experience in July.

Golden Guitar Winner Andrew Swift and Country Music Stalwart Harmony James will visit Tasmania for two performances, Friday 5th July at the Bridport Hotel and 6th July at the Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston.

Blackstone Dukes band member and Tin Cup Country organiser, Nathan Talbot is pleased with how Tin Cup Country has developed since its inception in 2017.

‘This time we have two shows, we have learned that it’s an ideal number to make the most of it while the artists are down here,’ Nathan said.

‘We’ve got select artists on our hit list that we wish to bring to Tasmania, but now we are getting others approach us and ask if they can be involved.’

The Meander Valley’s own Blackstone Dukes will be a support band. The Dukes are currently recording their debut EP, due to be released this year. They have had a pretty busy summer with many gigs.

In a bio supplied by the Dukes they are ‘probably the greatest alt-country band to ever come out of Blackstone Heights, they combine the energy of classic electric southern rock with the sweet harmonies and acoustic sounds of America.’

Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased at the venues or on oztix.com.au.