An acclaimed Nashville-based acoustic trio will be on stage at the Whangateau Hall on Sunday, December 3.
Vanessa McGowan, of Tattletale Saints, will join The Danberrys – husband and wife duo, Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel – on a NZ tour that starts in Bethells Beach and finishes at the Te Puka Tavern, in Gisborne.
Ben and Dorothy have built an indie-folk vibe around Dorothy’s smoky voice and Ben’s intricate acoustic guitar flatpicking, drawing influences from bluegrass, country, blues, and the funk/soul traditions. Their songs are said to be rich in pastoral imagery, about overcoming demons, being washed clean and starting anew, and love in its many forms.
All three of the duo’s albums have been nominated for a number of Independent Music Awards, including Best EP, two nominations for Best Americana Album, and a win in the Best Bluegrass Song category last year.
Auckland-born McGowan on upright bass did a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Bass before moving to Las Vegas to study for a Masters of Music in Jazz Bass, on scholarship with bass tutor Tom Warrington.
She lived in London for four years while working as a freelance upright and electric bassist and music tutor, and now lives in Nashville where she works as a freelance bassist, backing vocalist and session musician.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.