Big Daddy Wilson New Zealand Tour

BIG DADDY WILSON ACOUSTIC DUO

Thumb A Ride Around New Zealand Autumn Tour  April 11 to May 13th

Born in North Carolina, Big Daddy Wilson found his home and, ironically, the blues in northern Germany. He joins a host of fellow bluesmen including Champion Jack Dupree, Louisiana Red and Eddie Boyd who made Europe their home, brought the blues with them and succeeded there better than in the U.S. Even the great Luther Allison lived inEurope for 14 years before his big break.

Thumb a Ride’ is Big Daddy Wilson’s second album, recorded with the Big Daddy Wilson Trio – Jochen Bens and Michael van Merwyk, whom he also co-credits with the compositions. This incredibly talented trio take Wilson’s songs back to the roots, creating a stunning album of beautiful acoustic arrangements – full of soul, joy and of course the blues.

The album showcasesWilson’s voice, as rich and smooth as treacle, and song writing with a more sparse and ‘authentic’ production.Wilson’s reveals that “the goal was to produce a fully acoustic CD, using the guys I am on the road with…singing and playing the songs that my forefathers played.” These sound like old songs, but are in fact all new originals written byWilson, but treated with a deep reverence to the blues of old.

Reminiscent of the kind of blues played by Eric Bibb (Wilson’s good friend and guest on his first album ‘Love Is The Key’) ‘Thumb A Ride’ continues the journeyWilson set himself to use music as a platform to spread love everywhere he goes. “It’s not about where you have been or where you are going” he says, “it’s all about the journey. It is about what you have learned along the way, and who you may have touched and those who have touched you.”

BIG DADDY WILSON nz tour gigs April / May 2012 

 

Wed 11. April Mussel Inn / Golden Bay     8.30  pm $ 20 door The Mussel Inn     Onekaka

(03) 5259241    email  haveabeer@musselinn.co.nz

Thurs 12. April The Moutere Inn / Upper Moutere    8 pm    $ 20 door Upper Moutere / near Motueka

The Moutere Inn    03 5432759   <info@moutereinn.co.nz>
1406 Moutere Highway
Upper Moutere
Nelson RD2

Fri 13. April The Boathouse / Nelson    8 pm    $ 20 door ($ 15 presales at Everyman)

326WakefieldQuay, Nelson, 7010New ZealandPhone: (03) 548 7646, Fax: (03) 545 6234

Email: info@theboathousenelson.co.nz  www.theboathousenelson.co.nz

Sat 14. April Chequers Bar&Restaurant / Blenheim    8 pm $ 20 door

24-28 Scott Street, Blenheim   (03) 579 3242  email: chequersmarl06@xtra.co.nz

Sun 15. April The Mayfair Theatre / Kaikoura    7.30 pm    $ 20 door + pre sales (contact 03-319 5352 )

80 The Esplanade Kaikoura  03-319 5352    <barbara.timms@clear.net.nz>

TUESAPRIL 24TH                FRANKS CAFÉ  115 MACKAY ST GREYMOUTH 8PM

Tickets from $20 doors $25     frankscafe@gmail.com  ph03 7689075

WED APRIL 25TH                DUX LIVE363 LINCOLN RD CHRISTCHURCH 8PM

Tickets from $20  Doors $25   http://www.thedux.co.nz ph 03 3666919

THR  APRIL 26TH NOR’WESTER CAFÉ 95 Main North Rd  AMBERLEY 8PM

Tickets $25           info@norwestercafe.co.nz ph (03) 314 9411

WITH DELGIRL  both acts with individual sets  as well as a group finale

THR APRIL 19TH SAINT MARTINS HALL  9 Northumberland St DUNEDIN  8PM  

Tickets from  $20 at Twang Town, Portil , Marbecks ,eventfinder & delgirls@gmail.com  doors $25

FRI  APRIL 20TH  PLAYERS ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 25 Tay St   INVERCARGILL  8PM

Tickets from $20 @ Players , Play It Again , Trevor Dailey Music  & Eventfinder   doors $25   info@saintsandsinners.co.nz ph 03 218 9269

 SAT APRIL 21ST  DUX DE LUX 14 Church St  QUEENSTOWN 9PM

Tickets from $15 at The Dux ,  Quest and eventfinder  Door sales $20    queenstown.duxdelux@gmail.com  ph 03 4429688

SUN APRIL 22ND           NEW ORLEANS HOTEL  27 Buckingham  St ARROWTOWN  5PM    

Tickets from $20 at New Orleans and eventfinderDoors $25   anna@neworleanshotel.co.nz ph 03 442 1745

FRI   APRIL 27TH   INTERISLANDER FERRY KAITAKI  1.10 PM SAILING 

FRI APRIL 27TH    MEOW 9   EDWARD ST TE AROWELLINGTON 8 PM

Tickets from  $20  at Marbecks , RPM Meow and Eventfinder Doors $25   Alex   043858883  events@welovemeow.co.nz

SAT APRIL  28TH      ST PETERSHALL Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, Paekakariki Wellington 8PM START 

TICKETS FROM $20  Marbecks ,RPM , EVENTFINDER ………..DOORS $25

SUN APRIL  29TH                BUTLERS REEF OAKURA NEWPLYMOUTH 4 pm

with special guest Thomas Oliver tickets at

www.butlersreef.co.nz

www.mostfm.com

www.vinylcountdown.co.nz

http://www.musicworks.co.nz

WED MAY2ND    BENT HORSESHOE CAFÉ  200 TOKOMARU EAST RD  TOKOMARU

Tickets from $20 at Bent Horseshoe and Marecks Palmy North $25 doors   ph 06 3298808  rob_steve@xtra.co.nz

THR MAY 3RD      BIDDY MULLIGANS BAR742 VICTORIA ST HAMILTON

Tickets $25 at  Marbecks , Eventfinder and Hamilton Blues – Club concessions apply   Doors $25   Tony Kaye  ph 021 2433262 / 072109944 tonykaye@paradise.net.nz

FRI MAY 4TH                        BELGIAN BAR 1151 Arawa Street ROTORUA

Tickets $25 at Marbecks , Belgian Bar and Eventfinder  Blues club concessions apply  Doors $25   Peter   PH 07 3486190   pjongenelen@xtra.co.nz  marbecks rotorua tix

SAT MAY 5TH       BLACK BARN VINEYARDHAVELOCK NORTH

Tickets from $20 at Zinc Records, Marbecks , Eventfinder and Blackbarn.com    Door s $25

SUN MAY 6TH POVERTY BAY BLUES CLUB               POVERTY BAY CLUB 38 Childers Road  GISBORNE 

Tickets from $15 at I Site Gisborne , www.povertybaybluesclub.co..nz and eventfinder Doors $202pm show          includes club group finale jam with Wilson

WED  MAY 9TH  OMOKOROA BOAT CLUB  THE ESPLANADE OMOKOROA  TAURANGA

Tickets from  $20  Doors $25

 THR MAY 10th JUICE BAR 144 PARNELL RD  PARNELL AUCKLAND

9 PM START tickets from $20 at Marbecks Queens St ,  Rhythm cd’s Ponsonby  and evenmtfinder  / $25 doors

FRI MAY 11th    KERIKERI RSA  37 COBHAM RD KERIKERI 8PM 

tix from $20 at Sound lounge Keri Keri , Musicor                Whangareiand eventfinderDoors $25

 SAT MAY 12th      MANGAWHAI TAVERN 2 MOIR ST  MANGAWHAI 8pm

tickets from $10  Warkworth Cycle and Music Centre and Mangawhai Tavern  ph 09 4314505

SUN MAY 13th 2pm -6pm             THE RIVERHEAD    PRESENTED BY THE AUCKLAND BLUES CLUB

free finale show includes club group finale jam