King of the blues com­ing

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT’S ON -

Amu­si­cian de­scribed by the San Jose Mer­cury News as ‘‘the fu­ture of the Blues’’ is re­turn­ing to Palmer­ston North.

US blues gui­tarist and vo­cal­ist Chris Cain has played the Manawatu In­ter­na­tional Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val be­fore.

He’s back per­form­ing at the Globe Theatre on Oc­to­ber 10 as part of a three venue gig and record­ing ses­sion. Join­ing Chris in con­cert on his brief New Zealand tour is the Rodger Fox Big Band and our own Erna Ferry.

They’ve played to­gether of­ten, and Rodger’s a big fan, dub­bing Chris the ‘‘King of the Blues’’. With fourWCHandy Awards, the blues world’s equiv­a­lent of a Grammy, Rodger’s ob­vi­ously not the only fan. The Washington Post de­clared Chris a ‘‘hot-shot gui­tarist and singer with a re­laxed style and ma­ture ex­pres­sion of the old mas­ters like Bobby Bland and BB King’’.

The Rodger Fox Big Band have per­formed with the likes of Char­lie Mus­sel­white, Robben Ford, Midge Mars­den, Mike Stern, Joey De Francesco, Patti Austin, and Bob Shep­pard.

Erna Ferry, vo­cal­ist and blues harp player, has toured with the World Blues Re­vue, per­formed at the Monterey Jazz Fes­ti­val and is known far and wide as a con­sum­mate jazz artist.

The con­cert and re­lease tour of the Chris Cain/Rodger Fox Big Band King of the Blues CD is Satur­day Oc­to­ber 10.

Book­ings are at The Globe.

Blues gui­tarist and singer Chris Cain will per­form at The Globe on Oc­to­ber 10.

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