Classic country hits the Cossie Club
New Zealand music legend Eddie Low will sing at Upper Hutt’s Cossie Club on Friday, September 22.
Low’s career began in the early 1960s playing in show bands and The Quin Tikis, aMa¯ori rock-androll outfit. He then headed to Sydney and further afield.
After a lifetime of international touring and recording in Australia and America, the 74-year-old with the ‘‘voice in a million’’ has returned to New Zealand.
Low’s Cossie Club appearance comes as part of a Country and Classics national tour where he features with fellow Kiwi country artist Kevin Greaves and Australian recording artist Paul Costa.
Low, who was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Music in 2006, lives in Christchurch but remains in the music game and regularly tours Australia.
He came to country music midcareer and went on to perform and tour with the best, including Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Buck Owens, Tom T Hall and Kenny Rogers.
The partially sighted Low is a multi-instrumentalist and a top songwriter whose compositions include Sunday Daddy, Songs of Home, Aroha and I Am Me, an anthem written for and adopted by disabled people around the world.
Greaves, a Nashville performer and recording artist who featured in the Highway of Legends Touring Show in New Zealand in 2008, now also spends most of his time in his birth country.
The son of Rusty Greaves - the first overseas singer to appear on America’s Grand Ole Opry in Nashville - he will begin Friday’s show with his mix of country and popular music before before being joined by Costa.
One of Australia’s premium vocalists and live performers, Costa will feature songs from his Whisper In A Crowd album which has delivered two big radio singles including Big End of Town.
Low, backed by Greaves on guitar, will then feature in a show with tributes to Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, plenty of country standards, and his own songs.
The night will finish with all three musicians on guitar, jamming up a storm and looking for crowd requests.
The Cossie Club is their only Wellington show in the 13-date tour.
New Zealand music legend Eddie Low, left, with Kevin Greaves. Along with Australia’s Paul Costa, they will perform at the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt on September 22.