Doc Span & Ross Williams (QLD)
Doc Span is an American born blues based harmonica player and singer now living in Australia. He draws his inspiration from the blues clubs of Chicago's west side, where he spent his younger years jamming with many of the city's legends. Since moving to Australia he has played with many well-known musicians, including Ross Williams.
The unassuming guru of guitar, Ross Williams has been playing professionally since he was 17 and toured with some of Australia's legendary artists. Ross' masterful command of both his instrument and the stage are clearly a result of vast industry experience. His understanding of the blues spans decades and his sensitive and soulful guitar work offers a faultless fusion of swamp, blues and jazz, capturing the exact nuance with surprising accuracy. Whether it's the intricate, acoustic fingerpicking of a country blues and ragtime tune or a slashing Texas shuffle on electric guitar, Ross conjures an exciting atmosphere with his boundary-crossing style and melodic voice. He plays with the effortless grace of a seasoned pro.
Teaming together in 1990 Doc Span & Ross Williams have enjoyed success and won numerous awards in performance and recording. Together, these travelling bluesmen have performed at almost every major festival in Australia and work regularly up and down Australia's east coast.
Every so often there is a pairing of musicians which incorporates an indiscernible ingredient or quality that virtually guarantees longevity. And so its been with Doc Span & Ross Williams, much to the delight of the audiences they've been entertainig for years.
Blues Appetite (1994)
Live at KC's (1993)
The Last Train
Blues Grooves fo Harmonica
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