Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band play Folk Music Club
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band will be playing at the Christchurch Folk Music Club on Sunday 11th November at 7.30pm.
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band deliver their back porch blend of acoustic ballads and blues.
This is a sweet blend of blues and twang, sass and yeehah, Laura's originals and favourite covers with their roots in the southern states of USA - e.g. John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Blues spanning John Lee Hooker to Koko Taylor and Keb Mo. If you like the mix of blues and a little country you are likely to hear from Bonnie Raitt, then you'll enjoy a night with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band.
This band has a relaxed, warm acoustic sound with upright bass, acoustic guitars, Weissenborn slide guitar, mandolin, snare and accordion. You'll feel like you're hanging with them in the lounge or cruising in the sun on the back porch. Of course with Laura in the mix there will always be an emphasis on entertainment. Follow this link to watch/listen to video of Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band. Back Porch Band
These Back Porch Boys are all journeymen who have played many juke joints in their time, George Barris, a seasoned bass man whose early fame dates back to the days of "Highway" and Matt Newman, originally from Portland Oregon, who brings a wealth of experience and great country-blues pickin', Al Norman (ex-Warratahs, now working with Darren Watson and the Real Deal Blues Band) and Paddy Burgin (singer/songwriter who has made numerous albums solo and with his own line-ups, 'The Wooden Box Band' and 'The Dunstan Rangers'.
Expect to be entertained, heart warmed and toes tapping.
The Christchurch Folk Music Club is meeting at the Irish Society Hall at 25 Domain Terrace, Spreydon. This concert begins 7.30 pm. The bar and doors will be open from 7 pm.
Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. Door sales only. Doors open 7.00 pm.