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Darren Watson: Third Time's a Charm

Darren Watson: Third Time's a Charm


New Zealand’s favourite rhythm and blues-man, Darren Watson can’t wait to return to Tokomaru, just outside Palmerston North, for a third performance of his acoustic solo show at The Bent Horseshoe Cafe on Saturday 12 July.

“The cosy atmosphere, hospitality and buzzing audience always makes it a special place to perform.” says Watson. “Especially on a winter's night with the roaring fire going. It's magic.”

“For those hard core fans coming back a third time there’ll be a mix of new songs alongside their usual favourites. In January I went on a short music safari of the States, visiting LA, Austin and New Orleans – seeing and playing with some amazing musicians, including jamming with one of my long time heroes Rick Holmstrom.” (Mavis Staples Band)

“I may even be persuaded to unleash a brand new song or two from my next album that is nearly finished and will be released later this year.”

The show includes Watson’s originals alongside classic blues songs from as far back as the 1920s. Renowned for his energetic performances and powerhouse vocals, Watson guarantees to play a varied mix “There’ll be some gentler emotional moments for sure, but if last time is anything to go by, there’ll also be plenty of footstompin’ and hollerin’ fun!”

Darren Watson has spent almost three decades 'paying his blues dues' touring New Zealand and beyond with successful bands like Chicago Smoke Shop, and working alongside American and Kiwi blues legends Billy Boy Arnold and Midge Marsden.

Find out more at www.darrenwatson.com.

Darren Watson: Original Blues That Won't Give You The Blues
Saturday 12 July, 7pm, Tokomaru, The Bent Horseshoe Café
Tickets $25 from the venue, 06 329 8808 – booking essential

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