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Blind Boy Paxton New Zealand Tour Announced

Blind Boy Paxton New Zealand Tour Announced

C.C. / Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 9:00AM

US bluesman Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton is making a welcome return to Aotearoa this coming February, to treat local fans to an extensive eight-date nationwide tour, following the success of his 2018 NZ tour when he performed alongside UK sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Armed with a bevy of tunes new and old, the venerated singer and multi-instrumentalist draws on his family's rich southern roots to faithfully conjure the pre-WWII spirit of  blues, folk, jazz and bluegrass for modern ears. Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "virtually the only music-maker of his generation — playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements — to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and '30s, the blues of Bessie Smith and Lonnie Johnson" – you don't want to miss Blind Boy Paxton at the dates below...

Blind Boy Paxton - New Zealand Tour 2020

Wednesday 5th February – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland*
Thursday 6th February – Totara Street, Tauranga*
Friday 7th February – The Urban Winery, Ahuriri, Hawke’s Bay*  
Saturday 8th February – St Peter’s on Willis, Wellington*
Tuesday 11th February – The Cook, Dunedin*
Wednesday 12th February – Sherwood, Queenstown*
Friday 14th February – The Piano, Christchurch*
Saturday 15th February – Theatre Royal, Nelson

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Experience stellar footage of Blind Boy Paxton performing 'Railroad Bill' at North Carolina's Merlefest in 2015...

Press release:

American blues extraordinaire Blind Boy Paxton has announced his much-anticipated return to our shores for his biggest headline tour of New Zealand to date, playing eight shows across the country this February. With new songs to road test, a myriad of instruments in tow, and stories to tell, these are must see shows this summer!

Blind Boy Paxton is known by many as the ‘living embodiment of the blues in the 21st century’ and makes his triumphant return to NZ after a string of sold out shows 2 years ago.

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton’s live shows showcase his unparalleled skill across the banjo, fiddle, piano, harmonica, guitar, and the Cajun accordion, effortlessly transporting audiences to a time long ago. Interspersed with heartwarming narratives and humorous anecdotes, Blind Boy Paxton’s signature ragtime and country blues draws deep inspiration from his southern roots, and seamlessly brings old time tradition into the modern day.

This world class act is one not to be missed.

“Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is, in the words of The Wall Street Journal, “virtually the only music-maker of his generation — playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements — to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ’30s.” This storyteller and deeply talented multi-instrumentalist will captivate with his musical literacy and authentic blues.”


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Wed 5th Feb
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland
Thu 6th Feb
Totara St., Tauranga
Fri 7th Feb
The Urban Winery, Napier
Sat 8th Feb
St Peter's on Willis, Wellington
Tue 11th Feb
Dive, Dunedin
Wed 12th Feb
Sherwood, Queenstown
Fri 14th Feb
The Piano, Christchurch
Mon 10th Feb
Theatre Royal, Nelson

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