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Ex-Canned Heat Artist Makes Way to Terrigal

Ex-Canned Heat Artist Makes Way to Terrigal



Who: James T and The Last Volunteers
Where: Terrigal Country Club
Author: Jade Lazerevic
When: Sunday February 3, 2002

ONCE the lead vocalist for legendary American blues band Canned Heat, James Thornbury now has his own blues band.

Thornbury left Canned Heat in 1995 after performing as the frontman for the band for more than a decade.

Thornbury first hooked up with the group when he met Canned Heat's Henry Vistine. As well as performing lead vocals, he played rhythm guitar, bottle neck guitar and harmonica.

Thornbury is based in Australia where he formed James T and The Last Volunteers, who quickly established themselves as one of the premier blues acts in Australia.

Made up of Jimmy Bee on bass and vocals, Nick Churkin on drums and Gary Lothian on guitar, each member of the group has more than 20 years experience with blues music.

On Sunday afternoon, John T and The Last Volunteers will perform at Terrigal Country Club from 4pm.

As well as performing at blues and roots music festivals around the country, the group has released two studio albums.

The band's debut album First Up was released in 1997 and was followed by Sharpen Up in 1999.



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