NEWS: Zappa Plays Zappa on Bluesfest

I just saw the line-up for this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest┬áhere in Australia and I almost spat coffee across the room when I saw Zappa Plays Zappa on the bill.

It’s also cool to see Sonny Landreth on the bill. But ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA! Wooo!!!!! Mrs I Heart Guitar and I are big Zappa fans (I just realised I’m wearing my Mothers Of Invention ‘Freak Out’ shirt right now, as a matter of fact), and we had killer seats when ZPZ played the first of 2 shows in Melbourne in late 2007. I interviewed Dweezil back then for Mixdown Magazine, and hopefully I’ll get to interview him again before this new tour. I’ll keep you posted on other ZPZ tour dates.

The line-up for Bluesfest is:

Ben Harper and Relentless7, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lucinda Williams, Zappa Plays Zappa, Angelique Kidjo, Tinariwen, Eric Bibb, Seasick Steve, Tony Joe White, Ruthie Foster, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Drive-By Truckers, Toni Childs, Ayo, Luka Bloom, Alpha Blondy, The Easy Allstars, Special Beat, Watermelon Slim & The Workers, The Easy All Stars, Special Beat, Augie March, Alabama, Blue King Brown, Saltwater Band, Sonny Landreth, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Hot Club of Cowtown, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, The Bamboos, Watussi, Lowrider, Nu Yorican Nights, Benny Gallagher, Bob Log III., Lowrider, Nu Yorican Nights.

The 20th anniversey of Bluesfest will take place at Belongil Fields in Byron Bay between Thursday April 9 to Monday April 13, 2009 over the Easter long weekend.

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