BLIND BOY PAXTON (USA)

05
/ Apr
Wednesday
2017

BLIND BOY PAXTON (USA)

Location
3 Garlands Road (The Tannery)
Venue
Blue Smoke
Price
$30 + bf

Doors; 8pm

Show time; 8:30pm

Blue Smoke open from 5pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/197539260730299/

Blind Boy Paxton returns to NZ for two shows in April.

see him perform an intimate concert at Blue Smoke on Wednesday 5th April.

Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery‘s wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long.

Doors for the show will be at 8pm

The show will get underway around 8:30pm

Blind Boy Paxton is a modern day songster, minstrel and bluesman. His name is Jerron (say Jer-Ron as in Geronimo) but you call him Blind Boy. Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the twenty-first century, but plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more.

The multi faceted, physically gigantic, three hundred pound, legally blind, orthodox Jew is only in his late twenties but has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay. He sings and plays the banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones. He has the eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. He can mesmerise audiences with his humour and story-telling.

Jerron says “Believe me, the blues is not some half-dead thing hooked up to a respirator. It’s as relevant now as it ever was. Hip Hop is just a newer form of my people’s expression, and the blues is an older one. Ain’t nothing new under the sun. The roots of the tree don’t cast no shadow, but they hold up everything above.”