8 Ball Aitken ‘Sagas and Dramas’

April 3rd, 2007

8 Ball Aitken at Tamworth

One of my local watering holes, Cafe Bello (now unfortunately closed) used to do some great live music.. One of my faves is 8 Ball Aitken, who is a particularly gifted musician (his steel guitar stuff is absolutely awesome).

One of his albums (8 ball in) become my music of choice to help me cheer up during a recent agonisingly prolonged (2 years of long distance crappola) split with a girlfriend of 7 years who shall henceforth be known only as the psychotic lesbian.

8 Ball is One of My Favourite Musicians

8 Ball comes from Far North Queensland, where the crocodiles roam in a Steamy locale called Mareeba. It’s right smack bang in the centre of the huge area (1500 square kilometres) that I used to service in my days as a research scientist with the Sugar industry, so we hit it off pretty much straight away.. Plus he’s of Irish ancestry, and known for being a bit eccentric – things I’m familliar with too :).

I used to immensely enjoy the nights he came along to play, and couldn’t help but think that I was witnessing a real blues genius in the infancy of a great career.

8 Ball’s New Video Clip

I was visiting 8 Ball’s website recently and came across his latest film clip – Sagas and Dramas. It is a bit more ‘main stream’ than alot of the stuff that 8 Ball does, a bit less bluesy, but shows off his talent as well as his unique dress sense pretty brilliantly.

(and congrats to Nancy for starting a fan site – the 8 ball aitken fan site)




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