It’s a pickin’ Christmas

Wed 9 Dec 2020 7:30

Once a year songs about bells and baby Jesus are admitted to the Auckland Bluegrass club to mingle with all those other songs about broken love and such like. 

But we can’t bask in these sentiments by ourselves, so Back Porch Bluegrass club from Hamilton are pitching in, and Whangateau Folk Club are sending a pickin’ delegation. 

These visitors really mean something. Back Porch Bluegrass is forever linked with amazing Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, while Pipi Pickers are the heart of the Whangateau Folk Club.  Expect some great picking.

Each of the three outfits will take turns to do a set of floor spots, but the real point is to pick and mix the fine musicians and see what comes out.

We locals even promise to let visitors go first at the delicious supper gifted by a generous donor. (Remember last year? Wow.)

Come and get a taste of the finest acoustic music. Our Christmas present to you is free admission, (but bring a few coins for the bonanza raffle which includes Kiwigrass tee shirts and tea towels).

Back Porch Bluegrass, Whangateau Folk Club and Auckland Bluegrass Club 
Wednesday  9 December 2020 7:30pm
Cityside, 8 Mt Eden Road, Auckland.
Admission free, BYO venue. Supper provided. Disabled access available.

Downunderdogs unleashed

Wed 11 Nov 2020 7:30 @Cityside

The Downunderdogs LTR: Luthier pup Jack MacKenzie, tall pup Peter Dyer, and smiley pup Cathy Dyer.

The famous Downunderdogs have slipped their Wellington leash but we are going to catch them at the Auckland Bluegrass Club.

Of course they don’t really bark and they certainly don’t bite. They are always a great big smiley treat, so it is a concert you won’t want to miss. 

A short warm up set will get us in the mood, then we will head into the Downunderdogs cross picking harmonising yodelling strumming swinging originalising earwigging Americana concert.

Their music has a charming and genuine flavour you won’t hear anywhere else.

Downunderdogs in concert
11 November 2020 7:30 pm
Cityside, 8 Mt Eden Road opposite the Powerstation
$15 at the door or book ahead on Under the Radar

The Cityside is a comfortable BYO venue ideal for Music opposite the Power Station near the top of Mt Eden Road. Best parking is in side streets or a parking lot on the corner of Mt Eden Rd and Symonds St. Tip: the early birds are sure to get the best couches.

Club night Wed 14 October 7:30pm in town

This is the time for us and our music to reappear out of the Covid shadows and take the stage to share your music. Live the dream and pull out your best bluegrass, old timey, Western swing or Americana (anyone got a new name for that particular genre?).

Cityside is a great venue for this kind of event, and you’ll find that those in the know get there early to get the couches.

Just before we start the music we’ll need to knock out one of our a quick, informal AGMs.

Given time, we’ll fit in a jam at the end.

It will be an entertaining, friendly musical evening.

Auckland Bluegrass Club
Club night of floor performers
Wed 14 October 2020 7:30pm, Admission free.
Cityside, 8 Mount Eden Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023