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cutercomputer
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:28:55 AM

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So far there is none, what's with that? Will there be any in the next announcements or is there really a complete dearth of talent in NZ?
I have heard that 1814 may be appearing and if so that'd be great but to be honest, other than Supergroove, I really can't think of any that would get my juices flowing......

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BC1987
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:38:35 AM
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six60, trinity roots, salmonella dub, kora, 1814, fat freddy's drop, katchafire, jakob... any of those for me :)

i agree we need some good nz acts for 2013.
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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:31:05 AM
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The Black Seeds.

Went down to Owaka recently to see The Warratahs.
Acoustics as to be expected are not great in a country hall,but the audience were enthusiastic.
Alan Norman and Sid Limbert no longer with them,but the core of Barry Saunders and Nik Brown remain.
So many great songs.
The Barry Saunders solo CDS are excellent.
No-one comes close to them in the history of country music in NZ.
Which is why they were on the list of the abandoned Grassroots Festival.

Talking of acoustic guitars upfront,last night went to Gumboot to see the Dragon 40th anniversary tour.
Hammond Gamble Band were up first,whom I have never seen.
Followed by Hello Sailor whom I last saw in the Shoreline in Dunedin in 1975.

Then Dragon featuring the one original member.
I have never seen them before.
As soon as they started,it was obvious that they were an Au band.
They were on a higher plane.
Playing in Sydney versus playing in Auckland is a different world.
Mark Williams did a fantastic job on vocals.
I was very impressed with the instrumentation.
It did not matter that there was only one original member.
I was not familiar with anything other than their four hits.
But I liked the rest of their material.
I thought they were a class act.
I would quite happily watch them at bluesfest.
And I don't think I would be alone.



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acb
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:39:52 AM
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Darren Watson & the Real Deal Blues Band would be excellent. Did well at Goulburn earlier this year and also played Blues at Broadbeach or similar more recently.

Andrew
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:05:34 AM
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Alan Norman has moved from The Warratahs to The Darren Watson Blues Band.
Good gain for them.
Darren used to be sidekick to the legendary Midge Marsden.
Last saw Midge playing support to Chris Cain at the Qtown Jazz festival.
He told a story about Bo Diddley visiting NZ,and walking into a club where Midge & Co happened to be playing a Bo song.
That Jazz Fest was shortly after Bo's last appearance at Bluesfest,but before his death.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
benjake
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 1:24:09 PM
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medube
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 6:58:03 AM
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How about Bic Runga
pathfinder
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:05:32 PM
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bic runga would be a great fit for bluesfest.........
c0kebloke
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 8:07:57 PM
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Be good to see Gin Wigmore @bf.


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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 10:05:47 PM
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Reverend Horton Heat comes from Corpus Christi Texas.
And you know what they say in Corpus Christi Texas about girls who have tattoos in the wrong places......

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
RacquelMS
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:38:33 PM
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Saw Maisey Rika last nite on the Gold Coast - she should be on the bill for Bluesfest.
cutercomputer
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:53:11 PM

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RacquelMS wrote:
Saw Maisey Rika last nite on the Gold Coast - she should be on the bill for Bluesfest.


I sure'nuf love Maisey but I personally don't think BBBf is the place for her. I'd worry it'd be like Te Vaka or Ngarii when they played a few years back, the turn-out and response was poor

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cutercomputer
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:55:24 PM

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Just been on 1814's web site. They are definitely gonna be there. YAY!!!


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TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:17:00 PM
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Never saw or heard of Te Vaka or Ngarii at Bluesfest,but the act that was great was Nga Tae in 2011.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:19:48 PM
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And for a band with some NZ content,we must be due for a return of the Bamboos.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:30:00 PM
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http://vimeo.com/12971159

Awesome video of "Inside Out" for all those dub fans.

El Witeri and The Red Eyes were great at Bluesfest 2011.
Pity they broke up late last year.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
johnnymac
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:30:57 AM
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Bernie Griffin and the Grifters, the Easterns.............good kiwi fodder that would fit like a glove at Bluesfest.
Easterns are touring Australia at the moment.
cutercomputer
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:57:03 AM

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johnnymac wrote:
Bernie Griffin and the Grifters, the Easterns.............good kiwi fodder that would fit like a glove at Bluesfest.
Easterns are touring Australia at the moment.


Agree about the Eastern. Being from Christchurch I've seen them a number of times, most notably with Old Crow Medicine Show. Loved them every time and they would certainly suit BBBF

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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012 12:12:06 PM
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I saw the Eastern support OCMS at the Powerstation,which I thought was their best show.
I have seen them as support to Lil Band O' Gold on both tours of NZ,this year in Wellington,and the year Lil Band played Bateman's Bay,downstairs at the OU in Dunedin.
i have also seen them down here at the Hokonui Wine & Food Festival a number of times.
I was disappointed at the recent Wellington show.
That was because they were only a three piece.
Their best show,at the Powerstation,where they came across as good as OCMS,they were a six piece.
Not the same impact with half the band gone.
They are based in Lyttleton.
Perhaps the earthquake has decimated their numbers.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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