Why Van Van Oil? Because it's perfect for these crazy times! Popular in New Orleans since the 1700's, Van Van Oil is the most versatile of the traditional 'hoodoo' oils. It is good for everything from attracting good luck and protection, to removing negative energies and opening the door to opportunity, communication and love! Pure Essential Oils in Sweet Almond carrier oils, blended from a traditional recipe and hand bottled with organic lemongrass and pyrites crystals, in a 10 ml roller ball bottle for your good luck and convenience. Free shipping in Australia.
LATEST RELEASE 'Blues in My Heart' 20th Anniversary Edition available NOW!
*Please note that prices are in Australian Dollars. Apologies to International customers: due to new COVID-19 regulations by Australia Post shipping costs have increased, add approx AU$20 - $25 to ship overseas. Selected CD titles are available at www.referencerecordings.com. or www.yellowdogrecords.com*
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Our brand new Van Van Oil, based on a traditional New Orleans recipe, PLUS 'Blues for Hard Times' CD. Two products for only $40, free shipping in Australia - a perfect combination! 'Blues for Hard Times' is an uplifting 16 track collection, including songs such as 'Drink to Your Health', 'High Time', 'Guys Be Wise' & 'Baptised in Muddy's Sweat' (featuring special guest Bob Margolin, longtime guitarist with Muddy's band!).
NEW! An acoustic album of fingerpicking blues, 16 tracks capturing a unique performance moment direct to analogue tape. Fiona’s debut solo album originally released in 2000, the 20th Anniversary edition is fully remastered and features a 24 page booklet with diary style liner notes, photo memories and folk art.
Critically acclaimed new electric release! Featuring Fiona’s Melbourne band - Tim Neal (Hammond, piano, bass, baritone sax) Mark Grunden (drums, percussion) and guest award-winning New Orleans musician Johnny Sansone (harmonica, accordion). Debut #1 Australian Blues & Roots Radio Chart & #4 Oct 2018 ‘Living Blues’ Radio Chart, USA
Audiophile acoustic album recorded by Grammy-winning audio legend 'Professor' Keith O Johnson for Reference Recordings, USA. Debut #1 International Roots Music Report, Winner 'Best Acoustic Blues Album' 2017 USA Blues Blast Music Awards, Winner 'Best Blues Album' The Age Music Victoria Awards, Aust
Award winning 2015 release, 'Box & Dice' is a stripped back album featuring 4 & 6 string cigar box guitars & National Reso-lectric baritone. Add double bass, percussion including frattoir, jangling chains and horse-shoes, and you've got....the whole 'Box & Dice'! Winner Best Blues Album 2015 The Age Music Vic Awards, #1 Aust Blues & Roots Chart
Recorded in Austin, TX, Fiona’s first USA session was nominated for USA ‘Contemporary Blues Album of the Year’ on release! Featuring guests Bob Margolin (Muddy Water’s Band), pianist Marcia Ball, Kaz Kazanoff & the Texas Horns...songs include ‘Stranger in Your Eyes’, ‘Celebrate the Curves’, ‘Chicken Wants Corn, ‘Big Bigger Biggest’ - a best seller!
Electric studio album on Yellow Dog Records, Memphis
15 tracks, including 13 original songs - with a stellar band including Derek O'Brien on guitar, multi-BMA nominated drummer Jimi Bott and bassist Ronnie James Weber - with special guests Marcia Ball, Pinetop Perkins and Watermelon Slim. Read all the great press and reviews here!
An exploration of acoustic and small ensemble blues styles, from intricate finger-picking and resonator slide to driving Mississippi Hills and Classic era barrel-house. Innovative yet deeply grounded in the Blues tradition. 16 tracks, 2011 release. Charted #1 Australian Blues & Roots, #1 B.B King's Bluesville 'Picks to Click', Sirius XM radio, USA
Live acoustic album recorded at XM satelite radio's 'Bluesville' with Fiona Boyes (acoustic guitar & vocals), Mookie Brill (upright bass, harp & vocals) and Rich DelGrosso (mandolin & vocals). Nominated for 'Acoustic Blues Album of the Year' in the 2009 Blues Music Awards, Memphis, USA
Solo acoustic studio album, featuring the material (and fancy finger-picking) that took Fiona Boyes to her 'International Blues Challenge' win in Memphis, TN in 2003. 14 tracks'- including 10 original tunes, such as 'The Preacher & The Yellow Haired Gal', 'Drink To Your Health', 'Ain't No Jelly Roll In Heaven' and 'Young Rider Blues'.
BACK IN STORE - limited stock! Featuring special guests 'Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters band) and Mark 'Kaz' Kazanoff (Texas Horns), this great live recording was made at Blue Note West, Atlanta during Fiona's first major USA tour in 2004. Also now available for the first time on digital platforms.
Featuring special guests ‘Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters band member) & Kaz Kazanoff (The Texas Horns) this is the companion EP to the full length ‘Live in Atlanta’ album, now out-of-pressing. 5 classic extended live songs from a magical show at ‘Blue Note West’, including ‘Canned Heat Blues’, ‘Mail Box Blues’ and Bob Margolin’s ‘Brown Liquor in a Dirty Glass’
We've found a hidden trove of historic stock! Released in 1996, this is the second album from 'The Mojos', Australia's pioneering female-based blues group. Fiona Boyes (guitar/vocal), Kaz Dalla Rosa (harmonica), Gina Woods (piano, organ, accordion), Paula Dowse (drums, percussion) and guest bassist Darren West.