Andy Baylor’s “REEL OF JOY” – A Celebration of Melbourne Roots Music - Sun 3 Apr 2022, 3:30PM AEST

Gig Info

Doors 3.30PM
Showtime 4.00PM

TICKETS: $40/35/25+bf

reel of joy

w/Andy Baylor’s Cajun Combo and guests...

Andy Baylor, Fiddle, guitar, vocals, Sam Lemann, guitar, Sharkey Ramos , Drums Andrew Scott, Double Bass, Stephen Grant, Accordion, Denis Close, percussion, and SPECIAL GUESTS, Kerri Simpson, Sarah Carroll, and the sweet strings of Sophia Dunn and Kate Connor.

Melbourne’s own Roots Music Maestro, Andy Baylor, presents Cajun-styled two-steps and waltzes, country blues, Tex-Mex flavoured pieces, New Orlean-ish R’n’B, exotic guitar instrumentals and western swing – a rich, colourful tapestry of Melbourne’s great musical traditions.

Andy contributions to Australian music have been acknowledged and championed by many diverse artists, critics, journalists and music fans over the years. He pioneered “roots” music styles with his bands The Honeydrippers, Banana Oil, the Cajun Combo and the Charcoal Club and has collaborated with a who’s- who of Australian music .
Andy has brought together an all star band with good rockin’ Sharkey Ramos on drums and sophisticated guitar stylist, Sam Lemann ( guitarist to the stars), Steve Grant (accordion genius), The ukulele queen of the Bellarine, Sarah Carroll, the Soulful Kerri Simpson ( Opelousas) with her Cajun New Orleans groove and the sweet strings of the Banksia Band ,Sophia Dunn and Kate Connor…

“Andy Baylor’s music floats on air with blissful melodies and flowing dance tunes”-Jeff Glorfeld, The Age
“Baylor, who sings in a voice unaffectedly Australian, is a master guitarist and fiddler. As a musician he has always seemed unusually sensitive to the needs of the ensemble and the song.” Ken Williams The Age

“Andy Baylor is one of the great musical treasures you can stumble across any night of the week plying his trade in the inner city bars of Melbourne. He plays jazz, country, blues -you name it- with equal aplomb.’ Keith Glass, Herald Sun

Reel of Joy -Melbourne Roots-sweet Country soul, Cajun two-steps and waltzes, guitar exotica, swingin’ boogie woogie, old-timey fiddle tunes and heartfelt songs of the South.