If there is a New Zealand bluegrass supergroup this is probably it. Introducing …(drum roll builds, thunderous applause)… You, Me, Everybody.
Prodigy brothers Sam and Laurence Frangos-Rhodes of RhodeWorks mandolin and guitar fame.
Legendary banjo picker Nat Torkington, The Pipi Pickers pickers’ picker.
Pure country-hearted Kim Bonnington, last seen at the Auckland Bluegrass Club as half of Kim and Dusty.
James Geluk known both as spider fingers and the rock underpinning Tui winning The Frank Burkitt Band.
You, Me, Everybody starts at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that showcases the best of Americana in a concert across two sets from 7:30 pm. at the Greenhouse in Ponsonby.
Daylight saving is in, and spring is sprung, so you can head up to the Bunker in daylight again, for another great Auckland Bluegrass Club Concert.
We can pretty much guarantee some pretty tunes, slick tunes, sad songs, happy songs, and songs glorifying alcoholism, smoking, gambling, rambling, God, life in prison, broken hearts, dying parents, gravesides, and all the other themes of bluegrass and Americana music, sung happily by people who are far too nice to get involved in anything nasty or untoward.
Should be fun!
If we have time, we’ll have a jam at the end, but don’t forget the jam the week before in town, which is good practice for a slot in the club concert.
Auckland Bluegrass Club concert Wednesday, 9 October 2019 8 pm The Bunker, Devonport Door sales $8 cash, Members $5 cash.
It worked! Last month we had a great jam session at the Greenhouse in Ponsonby and this month we’re going to repeat the fun. It was a great occasion to have a go, or sing without fear of being an egg. We have a club concert the following week, so hopefully this jam will throw up a few good ideas for that.
The idea arose thanks to the generosity of an Auckland Bluegrass Club supporter. We get the key to The Greenhouse in Ponsonby on the first Wednesday of the month for a jam session and as a bonus there is parking in the vacant lot next door
Of course you can come and sit quietly and observe, sit on the out edge, or come to listen – we don’t mind.
But if you are up for it, we’d love you to work up a song or two you’d be prepared to sing – something you know will work for jam. If you need some ideas, check out the Auckland Bluegrass Club Songbook available to newsletter subscribers.
JamSession Wednesday 2 October 2019 7:30pm onwards The Greenhouse 16 Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Free entry. Parking in adjacent vacant lot. Tea and coffee provided, otherwise BYO.
Special thanks to Ockham Residential for making the space available.