It was Charley Patton’s third record in November 1929 and the Paramount marketing department were looking for a new gimmick. Calculating it would boost their presence in the rural blues market, they released the new recording under the name the Masked Marvel, complete with a competition to guess the artist’s...Read More »
When they start picking, the Sonoran Dogs bluegrass band absolutely sizzle, and they are going to turn up the heat just for us at the Bunker as part of their New Zealand tour.
The Sonoran Dogs are genuine American bluegrass exports from Tucson and Phoenix Arizona. They’ve been a hit in...Read More »
This year, try skipping that boring office Christmas party where you can’t escape that tedious woman from sales*.
Your time will be much better spent picking, listening or just hanging out and grooving (do we still use that word?) with the cool Auckland Bluegrass crowd at the Christmas club night and...Read More »
It is foretold that on the second Wednesday of the ninth month, the sun shall sink in the West, the moon shall rise, the door to ancient Bunker on the hill shall swing open and the great legend of Wires and Wood will appear like a beacon in the night.
You...Read More »
Get started practicing a couple of songs for another one of our great club concerts and jam sessions at Auckland Bluegrass Club. It’s gonna be fun, and everybody loves it when you get a friend or two to help you perform, or to just to help you sit back and...Read More »
Western Swing is one of the slightly dusty genres at the back of the Auckland Bluegrass Club cupboard.
But right now this treasure has been rediscovered, cleaned and polished ready for you to enjoy as The Western Remarkables take the floor in July for an evening of smooth Western Swing.
Yes, yes,...Read More »
Does the word Americana extend to actual people?
Find out for yourself by coming to the Downunderdogs at the Auckland Bluegrass Club.
If Americana is just the nice bits of the USA, cherry picked, adapted, and absorbed for Kiwi enjoyment, then it surely it applies to these three genuine made-in-America imports originating...Read More »
Picture this: A group of friends gathers inside the old cabin on the mountain. In the glow of the firelight some of them pull out a collection of battered instruments to strike up a tune before supper.
It’s a delight. This is authentic music as it is supposed to be played...Read More »
Two strong women with their flash bluegrass boys. That’s what you get when you splice together Wellington’s Kim and Dusty, and The Pipi Pickers’ Jenine and Nat.
The Welly pair, Kim Bonnington and Dusty Burnell, are known in their own right as exceptionally talented musicians whose vocals are so tightly bound...Read More »
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Book to help us plan food
Help us welcome Back Porch Bluegrass and Whangateau Folk Club as they gather to help us celebrate the first ever spectacular summer Auckland Bluegrass picnic. Lots of good things happen when you mix a bunch of like minded musicians together like this. So far as we know, Bill Monroe never...Read More »