Jimi Hocking is an Australian blues guitar player and singer who has discovered the mandolin some years ago. There are some great videos from a performance in Memphis.
Jimi Hocking has also performed together with Bert Deivert who is another well known blues mandolin player
Enjoy my playlist!
Jimi Hocking – Blues Mandolin
Jimi Hocking performing at the GH Hotel as part of the Andrea Marr Band’s fundraiser for their trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Website Jimi Hocking
2007 saw Jimi release ‘Blue Mandolin’, his first album of mandolin-based tunes. Jimi’s unique stlye of ‘blues mando’ made an instant impact on the local scene, with Jimi performing mandolin tunes in a number of guises: solo, trio, ensemble, even as a part of his electric blues shows! See the Video page for a clip of ‘Skinny White Boy’, a song considered by many to be Jimi’s signature tune, and visit YouTube for heaps of live bootleg videos by fans.
Mandolin page: http://www.jimihocking.com/mandolins.htm
Chloe and Jason Roweth are two Australian musicians. I first discovered a video where they played an instrumental version of the old tune Just as the sun went down when I did some research about the composer Lyn Udall.
They are playing many interesting traditional tunes from Australia with mandolin, mandola and guitar. Sometimes they are joined by Bill Browne who adds some percussion to the songs, sometimes they play with a bigger band including other instruments like accordion, double bass and concertina.
Jason is a great storyteller, I love the combination of telling stories with mandolin & guitar in the background, this reminds me to the shows of the Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
I have compiled some of my favorite videos with Chloe and Jason Roweth in this playlist:
Playlist Chloe and Jason Roweth – Folk and Poetry from
Website Chloe & Jason Roweth
The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry, yarns, and dance tunes, drawing explicit thematic connections between pieces to tell a larger story. These are the songs of the kitchen, verandah, shearers’ huts, the local, and the campfire in all their warmth, and ornery vitality. This is Australian entertainment with the hair still on it!
youtube channel Jason Roweth
Prairie Home Companion