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Kevin Bennett and The Flood

 

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There's something prematurely mythic about The Flood. Their name swirls with the gravity of the Old Testament and the everyday calamity of life on the land: a force of nature, and a story thick with sediments of truth and fable. 

Rock'n'roll has its own tributary from this source, of course. Dylan, the Band, Creedence, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, John Prine and, more recently, artists like Wilco, The Jayhawks, Drive-By Truckers and Ryan Adams drank from the stream that fuelled the Dingoes, Don Walker, Paul Kelly and the scores of waterholes between Sydney and Tamworth that nourished the Flood these past ten years.

This band, in turn, has carved its own legend. Nashville troubadour Kevin Welch said his brief stint out front was "like getting behind the wheel of a Formula One race car". Fans have long known the feeling. Their last album, 'Everybody's Favourite' continued the great tradition of Australian storytelling, and now Kevin Bennett , 2011 Gold Guitar Winner (with Kasey Chambers for Vocal Collaboration), combines material from his newly-released album 'Solo' with the best of The Flood and some extra delights with a 'floating' line-up designed to keep the music fresh and unpredictable.

Rhythms magazine calls 2006 Gold Guitar winners and ARIA Nominees The Flood "the best Australian country rock band since The Dingoes."

 

 

Internet: http://www.theflood.com.au/news.htm

BOOKINGS:
Artist Network Australia
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Can't Work No Longer - live
The Flood - Can't Work No Longer - on 'Mornings with Kerri-anne' - Ch9 Australia. Video provided courtesy TCN9.

 

PLAYING AT SYDNEY BLUES FESTIVAL 

24.10.2009
17.15 - 19.15
Flood Windsor Function Centre Blues Band

 

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