The Gunslingers Ball
Saturday 22 Feb
Over the past two years, the Gunslinger's Ball has grown from the occasional evening of country-fried revelry to what the NZ Herald has described as a full blown "wild musical feast [of] alt-country, cowboy, punk, folk and country blues bands." Make no mistake--this definitely isn't your nana's hoedown. Straddling the divide between heartfelt alt-country, raucous blues, rockabilly brashness and punk bristle, the Gunslinger's Ball melts down musical barriers to the point where there are none. This is a show by and for outlaws, outcasts and outliers.
The Broadsides - a near mystical amalgam of swamp blues, bluegrass, rockabilly with a tinge of gospel for good measure.
Tattletale Saints - a New Zealand-based duo described as a "masterful blend of Americana fused with jazz, soul and pop" and made up of Cy Winstanley (voice/guitar/harmonica) and Vanessa McGowan (voice/double bass).
Ten String Symphony - two 5-string fiddles, two voices, the occasional banjo and resonator mandolin. Acoustic/Folk/Old-time/Blurrrgrass Madness. Please clap between movements.
Tami Neilson - winner of the New Zealand Music Awards Best Country Album 2009, 2010 and 2012,Tami Neilson was raised in Canada by parents with a closet full of sequined stage costumes and platform shoes. "Neilson sings her heart out, recalling a cross between Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline..." - Grant Smithies, Sunday Magazine
Eb&Sparrow - an Originals Americana band from Wellington, New Zealand. Miss Ebony Lamb is the songwriter, singer & rhythm steel-string guitar player. The rest are the band that make the sounds of total loveliness. Bryn Heveldt on lapsteel, Spanish nylon & slide, Jason Johnson on bass & BV's, Nick Brown on drums, percussion & BV's & Mr Chris Winter on trumpet - and what a trumpet!
Doors and café open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.
Book with the Theatre via voicemail on 372-2941, with a Facebook comment on www.facebook.com/ArtworksTheatre or email ArtworksTheatre@gmail.com.
Prepayment can be made to the Theatre's ASB account (12-3114-0139944-01), using your surname and "Gunslingers " as references.