Festivals & Awards

buddy knox achievements

festival Appearances

Tamworth Country Music Festival2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

The Agnes Waters
Blues & Roots Festival

Airlie Beach Festival of Music2013

The Australian Blues
Music Festival Goulburn
‘Featured Artist’

Blues at Bridgetown2011

Blues on Broadbeach Festival2010, 2012

The Blue Mountains Music
Festival of Folk, Roots & Blues

Byron Bay Bluesfest
2009, 2010, 2011

Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ2016

Gympie Muster2009, 2011, 2018

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival2012

Woodford Folk Festival 2008, 2010

Won the Right to play at ‘
The International Blues
Challenge, Memphis’

Mordialloc by the bay Fine
Food, Wine & Music Festival

Patonga Blues across the Bay2012

Sydney Blues Festival2009

Spirit Festival Adelaide2015

The Queenscliff Bluestrain2009

Yalukit Festival St Kilda2014

Saltwater Freshwater Festival2013

The Dreaming Festival2008, 2009

Sundance Blues and Beats2017

Tamworth Cultural Showcase2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

‘The Cutting Edge Festival’2008

Darling Harbour
Jazz & Blues Festival

Wagga Wagga
Jazz & Blues Festival
2008, 2009, 2011

Julinbah Yowarl Rainbow
Corroboree, Rocky River

‘Yaban’ Victoria Park2008, 2015

The Peace Festival2011, 2013

The Sapphire City
Festival Inverell

Kalgoorlie Gild Festival2013

Darling Harbour
Australia Day Celebrations

Aboriginal Cultural Showcase2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Sydney Opera House Deadly Awards After Party Entertainment2011

The Annual National Native Title Conference2014

Clancestry Brisbane2015

Nimbin Blues n Roots2016

Manly Fig Blues Club2017

Dark Mofo Festival2017

The Wyoming Roundup2017


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Charlie Musselwhite

Mississippi born Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.

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buddy knox awards

  • Winner of the Sydney Blues Society ‘Blues Challenge 2011’
  • Winner of Australia’s most prestigious Australian Blues Music ‘Chain’ Awards ‘Best New Blues Talent for 2009’
  • KK’s Blue Sydney on Radio 2SER-107.3 FM, ‘Best New Blues Talent for 2009’
  • Buddy’s Debut Album ‘got da blues’ Won the ‘Newcastle’s 2008 Blues Awards ‘Album of the Year’.
  • Finalist for the ‘Deadly Awards’ Male Artist and Album of the Year 2011
  • Finalist ‘APRA Development Awards 2011’ for songwriters ‘Buddy’s Got The Blues Again’
  • Buddy’s second Album ‘Buddy’s Blues’ song ‘Squeaky Chair Blues’ music /lyrics make the top Ten Musicoz Awards 2010
  • Finalist ‘Best Male Vocalist’ & ‘Producer of the Year’ 2009 co-produced Buddy Knox /Gareth Hudson for Album ‘got da blues’
  • Male Vocalist of the Year Australian Blues Music ‘Chain’ Awards 2012
  • Winner of the Sydney Blues Society ‘Blues Solo/Duo Challenge 2017 with son Googoorewon Knox