Band brings blues to the Beer Garden

THE NEW SAVAGES: Darren Seknow and Milan Milutinovic will play at the brewery on Saturday.
THE NEW SAVAGES: Darren Seknow and Milan Milutinovic will play at the brewery on Saturday.

Blues at the Brewery is a Guitars in Bars event featuring Melbourne band The New Savages.

Presented by the Port Lincoln Arts Council, the two-piece indie blues band will perform at the Beer Garden Brewery on July 20.

The band's sound is a unique texture with roots from the first generation of recorded Delta blues, gospel and country music recorded in the 1920s and '30s.

Singer Milan Milutinovic's striking baritone vocals evoke the spirit of a great poet.

His guitar playing is a simple, primitive and hypnotic blues boogie not unlike John Lee Hooker's, tapping into the raw, authentic strand of blues guitar.

The New Savages have a subtle sense of charisma and confidence that comes from having their ears tuned to the sounds of the old world.

This deep interest in the history of the blues led Milutinovic on pilgrimages into the Mississippi Hill Country, which inspired the band's debut album Seventh Son.

The release of Seventh Son sees the band embarking on a national tour across the country.

Port Lincoln Arts Council president Berny McQuillan said there had been some great Guitars in Bars events in Port Lincoln over the month.

She said the council was excited to bring a blues outfit to Port Lincoln and hoped locals would show their support. Tickets are $15, available at www.stickytickets.com.au/87859/blues_at_the_brewery.aspx