Gigs

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at Te Puna War Memorial Hall, Tauranga
22 November 2014
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at the Riverside Bar, Whanganui
23 November 2014
Sunday Back Porch
7 December 2014
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at Levin Folk Club
12 December 2014
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Nelson Jazz and Blues Festival
from 1 Jan 2015
to 4 Jan 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at Te Puna War Memorial Hall, Tauranga

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Back Porch Ballads and Blues

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band deliver their back porch blend of acoustic ballads and blues at the Te Puna Hall on Saturday 22nd November. This will be a cabaret style show.

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 Koko, some Muddy Waters and many more with soulful vocals, sweet guitar solos, honky tonk style piano, zydeco accordion, 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.

Check out more about Laura Collins and the band at www.lauracollins.co.nz


Te Puna war memorial hall, corner of SH2 and Te Puna road. Doors open at 7pm and concert starts at 7.30pm a licensed bar and light refreshments at the interval. Seats can be booked in advance for no extra fee or pay on the door email: Rosie on redruth@vodafone.co.nz

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