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BLUES FROM THE HEARTLAND TOUR - 2009

Featuring USA's Doc Span and NZ's Mike Garner - together for the first time, touring New Zealand

Doc Span
is a virtuoso of the blues harmonica, renowned for his unique smokey voice, expressive tone, inspiring dynamics and exciting stage presence. His blues style is drawn from a personal pilgrimage through the blues with years of jamming with many of Chicago’s Blues greats. A veteran traveller, Doc had a stint in the US Navy, hitchhiked alone around the United States south to Peru acquiring many Latin influences, finally making Santa Fe, New Mexico his base for touring with his own band, performing extensively throughout the Rockies, Canada and Alaska for nine years.Doc is proud to now call Australia his home and has performed coast to coast with the cream of Australian blues for twenty years. Doc wails with passion and resonates a special intimacy that has won him a spot in the prestigious Hohner Harmonica Calendar!

Mike Garner
lives in Rotorua and made the NZ news last year when the song "Louisiana Hurricane" from his CD, 'Cad's Alley' won 3rd place in the Americana section of the International Song Contest, in Nashville. There were 15,000 entries! Recently Mike has toured in New Caledonia, Rarotonga as well as in Australia and Europe. “An album of strong and thoughtful tunes played with a delicate touch” Nick Bollinger, National Radio . Warren Houston (percussion) and Dave Robinson (bass) complete the Mike Garner Band

 

 

 


Gig Guide

February

7th: Marchwood Festival, Tauranga (plus Phil Manning, Dutch Tilders, Jan Preston)
12th: Broadway Pub & Cafe, Auckland
13th: Auckland (TBC)
14th: Star & Garter, Coromandel
15th: Sunday Blues at Naval & Family 4pm Auckland
19th: The Bristol, Wellington
20th: Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
21st/22nd: Siefried Winery (plus Liam Ryan), Redwood Road, Appleby, Nelson 4-9pm
27th: Orange Zephyr, 15 Wharf St, Tauranga
28th: Rotorua Convention Centre (plus Mike Cooper) tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

March

1st: Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival 3pm

 

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