Southern roots in Wairoa

Chance to see award-winning guitarist Joel Fafard perform.

Chance to see award-winning guitarist Joel Fafard perform.

Award-winning guitarist Joel Fafard uses his finger-style and slide guitar style to rip into a solo on his resonator guitar. You now have an opportunity to see the Canadian musician perform tomorrow in Wairoa. Combustive is a track title from Fafard’s album Head Smashed In. Picture supplied

His voice is described as the sexy, sandpapered-sound of the new generation bluesman and tomorrow night new generation bluesman Joel Fafard performs in Wairoa. Fafard’s EastEnd Cafe show will be the last of the venue’s summer and autumn international music series.

The Juno (Canada’s Grammy awards) nominee and a Western Canadian Music Award winner is legendary for his resonator guitar solos and between-song stories.

Along with the regional and national award nominations some of his eight albums have attracted, Fafard has been a runner-up for an International Acoustic Music Award.

In his almost 20 years as a professional musician, Fafard has performed as folk singer-songwriter, roots rocker, acoustic instrumentalist and now interpreter of Southern roots and blues.

This is his fourth New Zealand visit.

He also featured as a guest at the New Zealand National Jazz Festival in Tauranga last month.

  • Tickets for Joel Fafard’s EastEnd Cafe show tomorrow are $20 from the cafe.
  • The music will start around 7.30pm.

His voice is described as the sexy, sandpapered-sound of the new generation bluesman and tomorrow night new generation bluesman Joel Fafard performs in Wairoa. Fafard’s EastEnd Cafe show will be the last of the venue’s summer and autumn international music series.

The Juno (Canada’s Grammy awards) nominee and a Western Canadian Music Award winner is legendary for his resonator guitar solos and between-song stories.

Along with the regional and national award nominations some of his eight albums have attracted, Fafard has been a runner-up for an International Acoustic Music Award.

In his almost 20 years as a professional musician, Fafard has performed as folk singer-songwriter, roots rocker, acoustic instrumentalist and now interpreter of Southern roots and blues.

This is his fourth New Zealand visit.

He also featured as a guest at the New Zealand National Jazz Festival in Tauranga last month.

  • Tickets for Joel Fafard’s EastEnd Cafe show tomorrow are $20 from the cafe.
  • The music will start around 7.30pm.

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