Wudinna gets ready to rock and dance

SHOW: Max Savage and The Family Bushdance will be on stage in Wudinna this Saturday as part of the Guitars in Bars program. Picture: Morgan Sette

SHOW: Max Savage and The Family Bushdance will be on stage in Wudinna this Saturday as part of the Guitars in Bars program. Picture: Morgan Sette

Max Savage is expecting a rollicking show when The Family Bushdance rolls into Wudinna on Saturday.

Part of the Guitars in Bars Festival, the Wudinna Community Centre show will see the town involved in the next episode of South Australia's first live music podcast.

Hosted by writer and singer Max Savage, the show brings together an illustrious touring session band, which features Kyrie Anderson, Django Rowe, Dylan Kuerschner and Tom Kneebone.

There will also be special guest musicians from across Eyre Peninsula but Mr Savage would not reveal who.

"We have exciting guests, but we don't announce them before the show - you will have to come along to find out who they are," he said.

"It will be a great night of live music."

The Family Bushdance has been performing on the live circuit over the past few years, with the show in the form of a live podcast.

Mr Savage said they got singers, songwriters and poets on stage with a house band, and recorded them live with the audience.

"It is a way to interact and play with great musicians from all over the place."

Mr Savage said he was looking forward to playing with a cast of musicians from right across Eyre Peninsula and hearing the sounds coming out of the region.

"It is not so much about bringing music to regional areas, as there is a great culture of live music there, but for us coming from the outside we are more interested in seeing what is in an area, participating and saying hello to all the fantastic musicians," he said.

"Growing up in Alice Springs, it got on my nerves when people from big cities would come there with the idea that we are poor people without culture but we had great culture and music.

"There is great stuff happening across Eyre Peninsula and we are excited to see live what is happening."

The show starts at 9pm and Mr Savage said everyone was invited to attend the free gig.

"I want to make music accessible to anyone who wants to come and listen, dance, sing, shout and cheer - I remember as a kid not getting into gigs because I was not old enough and I vowed not to subject others to that."