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UNPLUGGED: Smeaton performer Archer is looking forward to wowing the crowds at the Queenscliff Music Festival. PICTURE: CONTRIBUTED.IF THERE was a power outage,you would still hear the soundsof Archer.

That’s because technology isnot part of his performance; it isas raw as it gets and that’s how helikes it.

The Smeaton musician is setto play at this year’s QueenscliffMusic Festival before returningto the region to play at Ballarat’sSuttons House of Music onDecember 4.

Archer said while he had onlybeen to Queenscliff once before,when he was busking on theside of the road, he was lookingforward to performing in frontof the ever-bigger crowds at thefestival.

“I’ve never been to the festivalbefore, so I’m looking forwardto the music and the people,” hesaid.

The North Carolina-bornmusician lives in Smeaton, just32 kilometres north of Ballarat,where he writes and playscountry bush blues.

It was a 120-year-old shearingshed that originally drew himto the Victorian countryside,with the region soon becoming atheme to many of his songs.Much loved by fans for hisnostalgic-sounding tunes, Archersaid he finds inspiration inanything and everything aroundhim.

“I just like the old style ofplaying … it’s always been likethat for me. I’m not a fan oftechno,” he said.

“I’ll go looking for songs …inspiration could be just fromwalking around the place orstanding on the road and no onegiving you a lift for a few days, orit could be a kangaroo.”

The Queenscliff Music Festival runs from November 28-30.

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