June 08 - Hotel Bristol
June 11 - with the Rodger Fox Big Band - Wellington Jazz Festival
THE BLUES GALA 2017
The Blues Gala
Featuring from the USA the one and only Chris Cain - Guitar/Vocal.
Quote from Joe Bonamassa:
“I put Chris on my list of under-appreciated guitarists. Phenomenal player! One of the purest tones I've ever heard.”
Chris Cain was the star of the 2004 and 2005 World Blues Revue. A childhood blues star Cain’s first album “Late Night City Blues” shook the blues world. This outstanding debut project - financed on a shoestring - garnered no less than 4 “W.C.Handy” nominations and immediate international exposure.
“The W.C.Handy awards is the blues world equivalent of receiving a Grammy nomination.”
Throughout his career he has carefully set the table for a family reunion between those American cousins – blues and jazz. Cain has evolved into a player of such magnitude that Robben Ford – a legendary musician in his own right – regularly uses Chris Cain as his opening act.
Manawatu’s 'Queen of the Blues' Erna Ferry - vocal & harmonic.
Plus an all-star band featuring:
- Richard Te One - Drums
- Neil Hannon - Bass
- Ben Wilcock - Keyboard/Vocal
This is one kick-ass blues show.