Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at Te Rangi’s RUMPY


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21st November 2014

Back Porch Ballads and Blues

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band deliver their back porch blend of acoustic ballads and blues at Rumpy, 212 Argyll Road, Otane, Central Hawkes Bay on Friday 21st November.

Wellington based Laura Collins is a singer, a front person, a songwriter and most importantly an entertainer.

Along with Laura’s originals you can expect to hear some alt-country covers from the likes of Gillian Welch and John Hiatt, a little BB, a little Etta, some Muddy Waters and many more with a feast of vocals, fine pickin’, zydeco accordion, heart-string pulling lapsteel, warm upright bass and percussive drums.

The Back Porch Boys are all journeymen who have played many juke joints in their time, George Barris, a seasoned bass man whose early fame dates back to the days of “Highway” on upright bass and Matt Newman, originally from Portland Oregon, who brings a wealth of experience and great country-blues pickin’ on guitar, Al Norman (ex-Warratahs, now works with Darren Watson and the Real Deal Blues Band) on accordion and Paddy Burgin (singer/songwriter and luthier extraordinaire with many albums to his name) on lap steel and mandolin.

Expect a toe-tapping good old southern time on the back porch.

Friday 21st November, Rumpy, 212 Argyll Road, Otane, Central Hawkes Bay, show from 7.30pm. Tickets: Waged $15, Unwaged $10. On the door or bookings 06 856 8367.

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