Ladies bring the blues
Internationally acclaimed blues guitar show Girls with Guitars is heading to Raumati South this week.
American- based musicians Samantha Fish, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Danielle Schnebelen have individually toured North America, Europe and Australia, but will begin their first New Zealand tour together this week, starting at Valhalla Cafe.
They will perform material from their original albums, as well as combined items, organiser Simon Vare said.
Mr Vare describes Shaw Taylor as a ‘‘hard-edged British blues guitar player extraordinaire’’ who has released three critically acclaimed albums since 2009.
She played lead guitar for Annie Lennox at the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace last year, he said.
Kansas City native Samantha Fish’s debut album won best new artist debut at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis.
Bass player Danielle Schnebelen was also recognised at the awards, receiving a nomination for best bassist.
Girls with Guitars will perform throughout the North Island over the next two weeks, finishing at Bodega in Wellington on March 9 at 8pm.
The tour was originally planned to coincide with the Bikes, Blues and Hot Cars Festival in New Plymouth, where they will perform on March 1.
Girls with Guitars, Wednesday, February 27, 8pm, Valhalla Cafe. Limited tickets for $25 from Valhalla, or door sales $30.
Girls with guitars: From left: Joanne Shaw Taylor, Samantha Fish and Danielle Schnebelen are a force to be reckoned with.