Lonely Heartstring Band

Lonely Heartstring Band on 27/01/2020

Lonely Heartstring Band return to New Zealand for one last command performance before they each follow their own musical adventures.

Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Maddie Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.

Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Since their beginnings in 2012, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album, Deep Waters, on Rounder Records, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.

Already they have generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues from Western Canada to California, from Kentucky to New Hampshire. Whether it’s a festival stage, theatre, or intimate listening room, The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance. Over the last three years of touring, the band has crafted shows that generate a genuine connection and bring crowds to their feet.

Rachel Baiman and George Jackson

Rachel Baiman and George Jackson in Concert on 16/12/2019

George Jackson & Rachel Baiman are a multi-instrumentalist old time and Americana duo from Nashville, TN.

George and Rachel have both appeared at Whangateau before, George as a member of The Company and Missy Raines Trio, and Rachel as half of the Ten String Symphony. I think you’re going to really enjoy this show.

Rachel Baiman’s June 2017 album Shame was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love”, called a “Rootsy Wake-up Call” by Folk Alley, and was nominated for Americana Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. She is a winner of the 2018 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award. Joining Rachel is New Zealand native George Jackson, who was born to musician parents in Christchurch. Jackson has a degree in Jazz from Queensland Conservatorium of music, and spent years on the Australian Festival Circuit with bands “The Company”, and “One Up, Two Down”. An avid student of American fiddle styles, Jackson eventually made his way to Nashville, TN where he now lives and works with various bands.

Enjoy this beautiful, haunting video from Rachel and George as a little preview of what to expect at their show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bg7clI6iCU

Good Habits from UK

Good Habits in Concert on 13/01/2020

Manchester’s Good Habits tour New Zealand with their Nu-Folk Musical Storytelling in 2020.

Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk band creating immersive, multimedia gigs and projects. Fronted by female string instrumentalists, they aim to produce innovative originals and covers, demonstrating the upbeat and diverse capabilities of their instruments whilst blending it into an energised, yet warm sound world of Nu-folk and acoustic, poetic songwriting. 

Sitting comfortably on the boundary between folk and pop, Good Habits take inspiration from The Moulettes’ raw, string energy and combine it with the pop-folk intimacy of First Aid Kit. As the main songwriter, Bonnie Schwarz’ vocal style parallels that of Kate Bush and Feist, living within the sound world instrumentation of cello and accordion.

You, Me, Everybody in Concert on 14/10/2019

Monday, 14 October, 2019.  7:30pm.  Tickets: $10.

This brand new progressive bluegrass quintet features Laurence and Sam Rhodes of RhodeWorks, Nat Torkington of The Pipi Pickers, James Geluk of The Frank Burkitt Band and Kim Bonnington.

Announcing You Me Everybody. “We’re about gifting others their moment to shine, a celebration of the virtuosity of the individual and the camaraderie of coming together in a musical moment. Taking our inspiration from a range of musical styles, You, Me, Everybody start at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that showcases the best of Americana.”

 

You, Me, Everybody in Concert

Monday, 14 October, 2019.  7:30pm.  Tickets: $10.

This brand new progressive bluegrass quintet features Laurence and Sam Rhodes of RhodeWorks, Nat Torkington of The Pipi Pickers, James Geluk of The Frank Burkitt Band and Kim Bonnington.

Announcing You Me Everybody. “We’re about gifting others their moment to shine, a celebration of the virtuosity of the individual and the camaraderie of coming together in a musical moment. Taking our inspiration from a range of musical styles, You, Me, Everybody start at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that showcases the best of Americana.”

 

Club Night with Krissy Jackson and Friends

Your September club night host is Krissy Jackson. Floor singers in the first half, e-mail fiddlernz@gmail.com for your spot.

Tickets are now available: https://whangateau.co.nz/qsot-event/club-night-with-krissy-jackson-and-friends/30_09-2019-700pm/

About Krissy Jackson:

‘An extraordinary musician and heartfelt performer’ – Reb Fountain

Krissy lives, breathes and sings music.  She has been studying violin since she was 2, teaching since she was 12, but her heart lies in performance; it’s on stage that we hear Krissy’s reverent commitment to music come to life.  Immersed in New Zealand’s folk scene and coveted for her musical ear and dedication to her art, Krissy dances with melody and tone; always honouring the music, in all ways making it her own. Touring from Whangarei to Dunedin and everywhere in between Krissy plays blue grass to folk punk, gypsy rock to classical Indian folk.  She has performed with the likes of Reb Fountain, The Frank Burkitt Band, Sargum Fusion, Albi and the Wolves and most recently Aotearoa’s most hard working band The Eastern.  A true troubadour and talent, Krissy Jackson’s music is not to be missed. 

Club Night with Krissy Jackson and Friends on 30/09/2019

Your September club night host is Krissy Jackson. Floor singers in the first half, e-mail fiddlernz@gmail.com for your spot.

About Krissy Jackson:

‘An extraordinary musician and heartfelt performer’ – Reb Fountain

Krissy lives, breathes and sings music.  She has been studying violin since she was 2, teaching since she was 12, but her heart lies in performance; it’s on stage that we hear Krissy’s reverent commitment to music come to life.  Immersed in New Zealand’s folk scene and coveted for her musical ear and dedication to her art, Krissy dances with melody and tone; always honouring the music, in all ways making it her own. Touring from Whangarei to Dunedin and everywhere in between Krissy plays blue grass to folk punk, gypsy rock to classical Indian folk.  She has performed with the likes of Reb Fountain, The Frank Burkitt Band, Sargum Fusion, Albi and the Wolves and most recently Aotearoa’s most hard working band The Eastern.  A true troubadour and talent, Krissy Jackson’s music is not to be missed. 

Tickets for Missy Raines now available

Hailing from West Virginia, Missy Raines was a member of Alison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band and has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan. With a smoky and seductive alto, Missy Raines heads up her own innovative and genre-bending trio out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Tickets to Missy Raines Trio at Whangateau Hall are now available through Event Finder. Don’t miss this legendary musician as she tours through our area! Tickets are $23 online, $25 at the door.

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/missy-raines-trio-featuring-george-jackson-and-ben-garnett/auckland/leigh