Bio

Jarrod Shaw possesses a passion and appreciation for blues music that becomes obvious from the moment the first note sounds. He delivers a soulful blues inspired show, performed with conviction. 

Jarrod was born and raised in country Victoria, down the dirt roads of the Macedon Ranges. He taught himself to play guitar listening to the renowned blues greats, as well as the icons of the Australian and local Melbourne blues scene. 

Performing countless solo gigs has aided Jarrod in developing a musical style of his own. He blends his unique guitar approach lying somewhere between piedmont fingerstyle and the blues of the delta, with a powerful voice often described as belying his years. At times he even wails away on a racked blues harp - all at once without missing a beat. If you close your eyes you might even believe there’s more than one person performing…

Notable Festival & Event Appearances

  • Blues On Broadbeach (QLD)
  • Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW)
  • Echuca Winter Blues Festival (VIC/NSW)
  • Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (VIC)
  • Tamworth Country Music Festival (NSW)
  • Adelaide Blues Music Festival (SA)
  • St Kilda Blues Festival (VIC)
  • Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival (VIC)
  • Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival (NSW)
  • Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival (VIC)
  • Newport Folk Festival Australia (VIC)
  • Macedon Ranges Music Festival (VIC)
  • Ballarat Blues Festival (VIC)
  • Docklands Blues Music Festival (VIC)
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival (SA)
  • Daylesford Spring Folk & Blues Festival (VIC)
  • The Blues Train (VIC)
  • The Blues Tram (VIC)
  • Melbourne Blues Cruise (VIC)
  • Docklands Art, Laughs & Blues Festival (VIC)
  • Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival (VIC)
  • Mornington Winter Music Festival (VIC)
  • Acoustic Vibes Spring Music Festival (VIC)
  • Patchewollock Music Festival (VIC)
  • Tooborac Blues & Roots Festival (VIC)
  • Motor City Music Festival (VIC)
  • Surrey Hills Music Festival (VIC)
  • Woodend Winter Arts Festival (VIC)
  • Kyneton Boots & Roots Music Festival (VIC)
  • Kyneton Music Festival (VIC)
  • Romsey Music Festival (VIC)
  • St Bridgid's Blues & Roots Festival (VIC)
  • Yackandandah Blues Festival (VIC)
  • Things With Strings Festival (VIC)
  • Recycled Roots Music Festival (VIC)
  • Geelong Blues Cruise (VIC)
  • Get Your Blues On (VIC)
  • Easter Blues Bender (VIC)