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Big Daddy Wilson Announces Nationwide Tour

Big Daddy Wilson Announces Nationwide Tour

Friday 14th August, 2015 10:05AM

American born blues musician Big Daddy Wilson is returning to New Zealand for an extensive tour kicking off next month. The 21-date tour comes as Wilson prepares to release his new album Time Out, which is due to drop on the 28th August. Here are the details...


Big Daddy Wilson

Thursday 10th September, Butter Factory, Whangarei
Friday 11th September, Opononi Hotel, Hokianga
Saturday 12th September, Leigh Sawmill, Auckland
Sunday 13th September, Riverhead Tavern, Auckland
Wednesday 16th September, The Billiard Room, New Plymouth
Thursday 17th September, 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Friday 18th September, Prince's Gate Hotel, Rotorua
Saturday 19th September, Omokoroa Boat Club, Tauranga
Sunday 20th September, The Dome Room, Gisborne
Tuesday 22nd September, East End Cafe, Wairoa
Wednesday 23rd September, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Thursday 24th September, Riverside Bar, Whangaui
Friday 25th September, King Street Live, Masterton
Saturday 26th September, Meow, Wellington
Sunday 27th September, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Tuesday 29th September, Le Cafe, Picton
Wednesday 30th September, Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka
Thursday 1st October, The Playhouse Cafe, Mapua
Friday 2nd October, The Boathouse, Nelson
Saturday 3rd October, The Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Sunday 4th October, Dux Live, Christchurch


Here's Big Daddy Wilson live in Paris last year performing 'Baby Don't Like'...


PRESS RELEASE:

BIG DADDY WILSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & NEW ZEALAND TOUR!

BIG DADDY WILSON’S NEW ALBUM TIME OUT AUGUST 28, PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

“As soon as you hear Big Daddy Wilson's voice, whether speaking or singing, you hear his southern country roots. The sound of the original blues people comes through loud and clear, reminding you of a bygone era when music came from people's front porches instead of iPhones. Wilson has a voice baptized in the river of Afro-American song – a voice with the power to heal.” - Eric Bibb

BIG DADDY WILSON is set to return to New Zealand for a 21-date tour across the country this September.

Big Daddy Wilson hails from the small town of Edenton, North Carolina and now resides in Germany. His music is all heart and soul, with a fabulous warm baritone voice, and he draws from a wide stylistic spectrum from blues, folk, soul and gospel.

“We were very poor, but I had a beautiful childhood. As a child I worked in the tobacco and cotton fields, I was a real country boy. I quit school at the age of 16, and later joined the US Army. I met the blues in Germany, where I still live today. I’ve been writing poems and songs long before I started singing the Blues, I didn’t know what it was, but it was mixed in my blood, I was born with the blues. So I started Back to the Roots Acoustic Blues, just me and a guitar player."

Wilson has established himself as a great performer, through a solid touring schedule across Europe, Scandinavia and the US. He has picked up several awards in Europe for his unique trademark style of Blues & Roots music.

Wilson’s latest album “Time” is produced by blues icon ERIC BIBB. “As soon as you hear Big Daddy Wilson's voice, whether speaking or singing, you hear his southern country roots. The sound of the original blues people comes through loud and clear, reminding you of a bygone era when music came from people's front porches instead of iPhones. Wilson has a voice baptized in the river of Afro-American song – a voice with the power to heal. His repertoire encompasses spirituals, blues, country and soul, delivered in his unique and heartfelt way.”, says Bibb.

On his side is old band mate from way back and good friend Steve 'Guitar' Gilles, playing the acoustic guitar and resonator slide as well as blues harp.

BIG DADDY WILSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & NEW ZEALAND TOUR!



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Argh - why not @ Sherwood in queenstown??
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