T-Bone - Good 'n Greasy Tour with John Oszajca
T-Bone have brought their influences of zydeco, old-time, blues, bluegrass and folk to this debut album, which although has strong Americana flavours, also has a distinct Kiwi folk feel. The close vocal harmonies and fiery instrumentals on guitars, mandolin, banjo and fiddles will have your toes tapping and you’ll find yourself harmonising as you listen.
The members of T-Bone are about as eclectic as the group’s influences; a mandolin playing ex-chef from the Far North, a fiddle playing wine importer from New Jersey, a Dublin-born spearfishing songwriter, a guitar slinging laboratory assistant from Taranaki and a gardening double bassist from Karori.
The band will be touring the North Island promoting their debut album Good 'n Greasy which was recorded in September 2021 after seven years of meeting most Monday nights and eating, drinking, jamming and writing together.
Their debut album will be released on June 17th, two weeks prior to the band heading out on their North Island headline release tour. The seven date tour is set to be the perfect showcase of the magic and energy that comes when these five exceptional musicians are on stage together, performing!
T-Bone are over the moon to be joined on the road by internationally renowned American musician John Oszajca. John has toured across the United States performing with such artists as Jewel, Brian Setzer, Eve 6, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hillary Duff, Beth Hart and many others. In 2010 John moved to the Far North of NZ with his family, where he continues to write, record, and perform. John will be having some fun with the T-Bone boys bringing a ‘Punk Americana’ sound to the show.
Gerry Paul is an award winning songwriter, musician, producer and festival director. Dublin-born and raised in the Hutt Valley, Gerry spent sixteen years touring the world with Gráda and some of the biggest names in folk music including Tim O’Brien and Sharon Shannon. Gerry won the Grand Prize in the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his children’s song Hank the Wrestling Shark. Gerry founded the Coastella Music Festival and led CubaDupa as Festival Director from 2019 - 2021 and is currently a finalist in the Wellingtonian of the Year awards. He now resides in Kerikeri in the Far North and manages the performing arts centre, The Turner Centre.
Cameron “Dusty” Burnell is multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. His playing is steeped in traditional American Roots music. He has toured New Zealand extensively over the last five years as a member of The Frank Burkitt Band, The Federal String Band, The Hardcore Troubadours and as one half of the duo Kim and Dusty. Dusty has recently relocated back home to Te Tai Tokerau and lives in Whangarei.
Richard Klein is the real deal, all the way from New Jersey, the singing fiddler has played at all the major festivals in the Southern Hemisphere with the Le Blanc Brothers Cajun Band (Melbourne), with who he also headlined the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Borneo. A wine importer by day, the ex-restaurateur has been bowing his fiddle for fifty years and brings a maturity to every song he sings and accompanies.
Aaron Stewart is the architect of arpeggios and has a tone and feel that is rarely matched. A long time member of Mel Parson’s band and more recently the bassist in Fly My Pretties, Aaron has has more musical projects on the go than about any bassist on the Wellington music scene.
Michael Muggeridge hails from Taranaki with strong family ties to New Zealand folk music. Growing up a part of the Muggeridge clan, Michael leant a thing or two about guitar and mandolin. Now residing in Newtown, Wellington & playing in various groups with electric virtuosity including the Huia Express, Michael is always ready with a dirty old lick and is a vibrant addition to the T-Bone sound.
7:30pm Friday 1st July
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