Hot Hot Diggity Wednesday 14 June 2017

Stand aside boys, when these girls mobilise you know it’s gonna be good. Coming in from all over the North Island, they are going to serve up a great set of their infectious, all-girl bluegrass.

You will be entertained with snappy bluegrass originals by Heather Carrigan and Deborah MacKenzie, together with some of your bluegrass favourites. It will all be delivered with polished harmonies, while they are kitted out in nothing but the finest 40s and 50s vintage styles.

Their cheerful delivery will be completed by the charismatic Jenine Abarbanel on bass, Krissy Jackson’s dazzling fiddle, and Sue Drake doing that banjo thing with five strings and only three fingers.

This show will be too good to miss.

Hot Diggity guest spot at the Auckland Bluegrass Club
Wednesday 14 June  2017 8pm

The Bunker Devonport
Members $8, non-members $10 cash at the door.

Remembering Stanley Brothers at Auckland Bluegrass Wednesday 12 April 2017

Stanley BrothersOf course the Stanley Brothers can’t be there in person, but we’ll have a great time without them as we sing of sing along to their music at another of our great club nights on Wednesday 12 April 2017.

** Now back at the bunker

If you can’t manage a Stanley Brother song that’s OK, come along anyway and show us what you can do with something else, ’cause this is a Stanley Brothers theme, not an actual religion.

After all the idea of our Auckland Bluegrass Club nights is to give you an opportunity to practice up and then perform – and there be some bluegrass musicians there to help you with backing if you want. What’s more, some of our best bluegrass evenings have been the club evenings, so it worth coming along even if you aren’t going to perform.

So learn up a Stanley Song now, it’s not that hard – there’s hundreds to choose from.

And after that let’s jam along on three of the Stanley Brothers’ classics:

Man of Constant Sorrow – Key of A

Rank Stranger –  3/4 Key of E

Mountain Dew – Bb (Guitarists – G shapes capo 3)

Download the lyrics here  170412-StanleyBrothers

The Auckland Bluegrass Club is held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bunker in Devonport

Club nights: members $5, non-members $8 cash at the door.