Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Blues on Broadbeach welcomes acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks.

They first burst onto the Australian scene with their album Dawn in 2014, announcing a new voice in Australian soul music. After six years, the band reunited, launching Crossover in 2020 to great applause. Emma’s songwriting is optimistic, impassioned, and bruisingly honest, The Putbacks’ music is fluid, live and raw, and the collaboration has won friends and admirers all over the world.

When they come together, they’re one of the tightest, sharpest, slickest, most dynamic musical units ever to exist. Their collaboration with Emma elevates their music and Emma’s songs to another level.

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