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For more than a decade, multi-awarded global troubadour, 8 Ball Aitken, has flown the Australian flag on the international circuit performing over 200 shows a year.

8 Ball is thrilled to be back in Australia for 43 gigs on the ‘Rack Em Up’ tour.

While he hails from Mareeba, North Queensland, he has spent the better part of the last decade calling Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas home.

He has just completed laying down the tracks for his 10th album, ‘Swamp Blues’, in Wimberley, Texas with producer David Percefull, legendary blues drummer J.J. Johnson (Tedeschi Trucks Band/John Mayer), and Austin, Texas’s premier bass player Glen Fukunaga (Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Dr. John, James Cotton, Freddy Fender, Brian Setzer, Junior Wells, Dixie Chicks) and his blues collaborator, Guthrie Kennard.

Impossibly dedicated to his six-string muse and absolutely devoted to his audiences, 8 Ball Aitken’s funky, foot stomping energy and infectious blend of swampy blues-rock, have brought the party vibe to venues, festivals and high profile music events in the USA, France, Japan, Canada and Europe.

He has garnered numerous accolades, awards, rave reviews and recognition across genres with the single, (She’s Going To Mexico) I’m Going To Jail, reaching #1 on the Country and #2 on the Blues charts.

The international patron for the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is a prolific singer/songwriter and ace multi-instrumentalist, and brings his ‘Swamp Blues’ on the road.

All video clips including his USA release, Sleepy, the achingly beautiful Girl In A Million, Seven Bucks An Hour in A Chicken Suit, Yellow Moon and Shut The Front Door may be viewed at

Earlier Event: 7 January
Later Event: 9 January