Presented by the Sydney Guitar Festival


Ray Beadle is joined by an all star band featuring: Clayton Doley (Organ), Adam Pringle (Guitar), Declan Kelly (Drums), Rowan Lane (Bass) and a slick horn section led by Matt Keegan, all to pay tribute to Blues artists of the famous STAX label and the release of Ray’s new album STAX of Blues

(Est. 1957, includes Volt Records and other subsidiary labels) Stax Records is synonymous with Southern soul music. Originally known as Satellite, the Memphis company was founded in 1957 by Jim Stewart and co-owned with his sister, Estelle Axton, and took its new name in 1961 from the first two letters of their last names. Among the many artists who scored hits on Stax and its Volt subsidiary during the Sixties were Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T. & the MGs (an interracial instrumental quartet that also served as the company’s rhythm section and house band), Sam and Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, and Otis Redding. Redding’s death in 1967 signaled the end of the first Stax era (to which Atlantic retains distribution rights). Subsequently the company spawned a new crop of hit-makers, among them Isaac Hayes & the Staple Singers.

Ray Beadle and Band pays tribute to the STAX funk, and blues recording artists Albert King, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Isaac Hayes, The Canes, Bobby Marchan, Sir Mack Rice

Ray Beadle STAX of Blues Available 29th July on Interface Blue