|Thu 28 Feb 2013, 7:30pm–10:00pm|
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Girls with Guitars New Zealand Tour 2013 Feb 27 to March 9
During the past two years, the popular "Girls with Guitars" tour presented by Ruf Records has opened the eyes and turned the heads of music fans all over North America and Europe. Now it's time for the girls to take their high-powered act to the Southern hemisphere. In 2013, this young and dynamic trio will appear exclusively in New Zealand for the first time ever.
Kansas City native Samantha Fish has anchored the live show since 2011. Her performances have surpassed all the pre-tour hype surrounding this rising star of the blues, whose debut album Runaway triumphed in the Best New Artist Debut category at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Just 23 years old, Fish sings and plays with astounding maturity. She made that clear on Runaway, a convincing blend of blues, boogie, rock and country released in 2011. "Smoking, amped up blues/rock that just doesn't quit and keeps you coming back for more. Hot stuff." (MidwestRecord.com)
The voice of Danielle Schnebelen is enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. A left-handed bass player, she is one-third of Trampled Under Foot – winners of the International Blues Challenge in 2008 and, like Samantha Fish, part of Kansas City's thriving blues scene. Schnebelen received a nomination as Best Bassist at last year's BMAs and has already shared the stage with such luminaries as Koko Taylor, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. BluesWax, a renowned online blues publication, summed it up best: "Danielle has such a great voice for the blues."
Joanne Shaw Taylor, a hard-edged British blues guitar player extraordinaire, debuted on the international scene in 2009 and has released three critically acclaimed CDs. She now resides in Texas and it was there that she perfected her brand of spirited, hard rocking blues on the recently released Almost Always Never. "I started playing little clubs in the UK when I was 14 or 15. But the sound of this album is a better representation of what I always wanted to be as an artist," says Taylor, who recently played lead guitar for Annie Lennox at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II. The album, her third for Ruf, has solidified her standing as the shooting star of modern blues.
Don’t miss this chance to see three of the hottest, most highly-regarded female artists on the contemporary blues scene!
Further information on the Girls With Guitars New Zealand Tour 2013 is available online http://www.facebook.com/pages/Girls-With-Guitars-New-Zealand-Tour-2013/328377670607552
Sumner Community Centre, Christchurch City
Sat 15 Mar 7:30pm
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