Auckland calypso-blues guitarist Tom Rodwell is embarking on a short but intriguing tour of New Zealand this summer, with four limited-edition shows taking place on the 100 year-old paddleboat Otunui, which cruises the ghostly drowned landscape of Lake Maraetai, the man-made lake on the Waikato river
Described by the NME as “Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins”, Rodwell has toured his blend of ramshackle rent party blues, salacious calypso and eerie slave-era spirituals around the world since 2003. He and his band “Storehouse” have opened for acts including rock legend Leon Russell, Grammy-nominee Otis Taylor and local psychedelic reggae pioneers Trinity Roots.
Elsewhere, Rodwell takes his tour to regular haunts including Auckland’s bohemian headquarters, the Wine Cellar, Nelson venue the Boatyard, and makes his debut at Golden Bay’s music home, the Mussel Inn.
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