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Acclaimed for their gritty, driving, down home-sound, Collard Greens and Gravy play a mostly original repertoire of foot stomping country blues that would sound right at home in a Mississippi Juke Joint.
Featuring Ian Collard (vocals, harmonica and guitar) James Bridges (guitar and fiddle) and Anthony Shortte (Drums), Collard Greens and Gravy have been together since 1995.
The trio have received many awards including second place at the 2001 International Blues challenge in Memphis. In the same year the band's second CD More Gravy won an Aria award for Best Blues and Roots Album.
Their third CD Silver Bird won the Best Self-Produced CD Award at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in February 2005.
Their fourth CD Devil In The Woodpile has won numerous awards including Best Album 2008 and Best Band 2008 at the Australian Blues Awards and Best Album 2008 and Best Band 2008 at the Vic/Tas Blues Awards.
In 2010 they released their latest CD Juke Joint Boogie which was voted best blues in the Rhythms Magazine readers poll.
"Eerie, haunting blues...it reminded me of a dark night on the
"Collard has dug deep into some wellspring of blues... and dug out a
sound similar in trance-like rhythms to north Mississippi hill country
"They do what the Brits did in the 1960s, absorb the work of Delta
Blues masters and synthesize those influences into their own sound,
while still upholding the tradition'