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Award winning Canadian musician Joel Fafard touring NZ

Award winning Canadian musician touring New Zealand in April starting Easter weekend at the Canterbury Folk Festival outside of Christchurch and commencing at the famed Devonport Folk Music Club on April 20th with many other exciting stops along the way.

New Zealand Tour:

April 3-6 Cantebury Folk Festival
April 8 Hokitika, Old Lodge Theatre
April 9 Nelson, Fairfield House
April 10 Wairau Valley, Dharma Shed
April 11 Onekaka, Mussle Inn
April 14 Upper Hut, Mainly Acoustic Music Club
April 15 Wanganui, River Side Bar
April 16 Tauranga,Tauranga Art Gallery
April 17 Rotorua, The Rogue Stage
April 18 Taupo, Tauhara Sunrise Lodge
April 19 Auckland, The Riverhead - The Boat House
April 20 Devonport, Devonport Folk Club

Award-winning guitarist Joel Fafard performs Southern roots and blues classics with the soul of a purist and the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer.

He sings with the sexy, sandpapered-sounding vocal style of the new-generation bluesman. He tells his hilarious between-song stories with the confidence of a late show host delivering his monologue. And when he lets rip a solo on his resonator guitar, it’s easy to hear how he once earned both a Juno nomination and a Western Canadian Music Award for his skills on the axe.

With his latest albums, Cluck Old Hen and Borrowed Horses, along with his live show, Fafard is using his uncommon skill as an entertainer to embark on a new musical mission: breathing new life into grand old numbers like “Ain’t no grave,” “Sitting on top of the World,” “Spoonful,” and “Long Black Veil.”

His performances are as authentic as those of a Beale Street busker but infused with a touch of contemporary urban attitude. And his live show is pure polish and professionalism.

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Joël Fafard

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