Christchurch Folk Music Club

Rob Joass “Pencarrow”

31 March 2019 $10 Members $15 Non-members $5 Students with ID

“Accomplished…powerfully beautiful…well focused songs…lived in voice”Graham Reid (“Black And White” review.)

In March 2019, the seemingly tireless Rob Joass will release his 3rd solo album.

His band Hobnail had released “Blue Sky Songs” and toured the country in 2017, and were looking forward to a 25th Anniversary tour and “Best Of” album in 2019, so the smart thing to do was take things a little easier in 2018.

So of course he started working on a solo album…..

Pencarrow contains 8 new originals, an acoustic re-working of Best Country Song finalist “Baggage” and a great version of Paul Kelly’s “When I First Met Your Ma”, which has long been a staple of Rob’s live set. The album also features members of Rob’s backing band The Small Mercies: Hamish Graham on drums and backing vocals, Alan Norman on keys, Murray Costello on bass, and guests Kim Bonnington on backing vocals and Tony Burt on Dobro.

 

While Rob’s previous album “Black and White” was a deeply personal work that collected a group of songs written around the break up of his marriage, Pencarrow is the work of a songwriter whose life is in a much better place.  

Review for first single “Souvenir”:

The band has the goods, with layers of sound and brilliant vocals to entertain the masses. Souvenir is catchy with brilliant lyrics and a country music style. I’m looking forward to hearing the whole album in 2019.  Rating:  4/5  Kerri Kingi music.net.nz  

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Rob is well known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, and Too Many Chiefs. He writes compulsively, tours incessantly, teaches guitar, produces albums, and can be found behind a mixing desk live and in the studio when time allows. His songs have been covered by artists both in NZ and abroad, and he is a 3 time finalist at the NZ Music Awards.

 

“this album has reached new heights and illustrates the evolvement of very good musicians who keep getting better” – Phil Taylor “Blue Sky Songs” review

 

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.

DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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