Folk musicians Dennis Duigan and Ramblin' Ash are touring New Zealand in February and March 2019 bringing old-timey banjo pickin' and song singin' all the way from Australia to NZ and back again.
DENNIS DUIGAN (AUS)Dennis Duigan picks and hollers heartfelt songs of broken love, hardship and sorrow. His characteristic sound is born from a vocal falling somewhere between high lonesome and soulful blues, cast over a foundation of fingerstyle guitar, flatpicking and clawhammer banjo. Using this platform he draws from the vast canon of American roots music to deliver a selection of Oldtime, pre-war blues and mountain folk songs, which speak to the ever-present woes of humanity. Live performances gravitate between upbeat toe tappers and pensive melancholic ballads, occasionally attempting to deliver an old fiddle tune or country blues rag. An EP with 3 original songs, and 2 traditionals is in the pipeline for late 2018/early 2019.
RAMBLIN' ASH (AUS)You might find Rambliní Ash Constance pickiní old country songs for grey nomads at a free camp in rural Victoria, or playing at a crowded blues bar in Brisbane city - wherever and whenever she turns up, there is always a story to be told and a tune to be sung.
With a voice like birdsong and the rollicking, rough and tumble of a true traveller she will break your heart, then charm your socks off and leave you longing for a life on the road. Her debut solo EP 'Slip Away Blues' was released in 2018 and is steeped in old-time charm and the low down lonesome blues.