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 from Little Dixie Missouri, Detroit Michigan, and Southern California.
Right now, they’re only making the trip from homes in Wellington and Manawatu, but they bring with them a special flair for the rich feast of bluegrass, old-time, country, swing and originals they will serve up.
The tall DUD is Pete Dyer, king of the understated yodel (Jimmy Rogers style, not Von Trapp style), while Cathy Dyer is the rose between two thorns DUD who plucks the bull fiddle, sings, and smiles all at the same time (no mean feat). The trio is completed by gifted flat picker and guitar-workshop DUD, Jack MacKenzie.
Put them together and you have one of those special guest spots so suited to the Bunker.
It’ll be a real Americana experience.
Auckland Bluegrass Club
Wednesday 13 June 2018 8 pm
The Bunker, Devonport.
Members $8 non members $10 at the door
Show opens with invitation floor spots – email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org .