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Alt Country Award-Winners Hit The Road

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Tami Neilson
Tami Neilson

Loading up another round after the successful 2010 tour "Saints & Sinners", Canadian-born Tami Neilson (two-time Tui Award winner for Best Country Album 2009 & 2010) joins forces once again with Lauren Thomson (winner of the NZ Songwriting Trust 2010 and APRA Silver Scroll nominee) for the 20-date national tour "Chanteuses & Shotguns".

Launching the collaborative "sister albums" they recorded in Canada earlier this year: Tami's "The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II" (the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed Volume 1) and Lauren's highly anticipated full-length release, "Chanteuses & Shotguns", they will be bringing their foot-stomping, harmony-infused music across the nation on their 20-date tour with what Metro magazine calls "A soulful blend of alt-country and folk".

"I seriously doubt you'll find more talented women sharing a stage anywhere in this country than these singer-songwriters: not only do they individually have terrific and memorable songs (many of them), but they play the heartfelt ones from places deep inside and their arse-kicking ones with undiluted energy," - Graham Reid, Elsewhere


17 Feb COOKS BEACH, Eggsentric Caf* 18 Feb WAIHEKE, Artworks Theatre* 19 Feb AUCKLAND, Devonport Wine & Food Festival 20 Feb AUCKLAND, Juice Bar* 25 Feb CROMWELL, The Shed @ Northburn Station 26 Feb GORE, Hokonui Moonshiners Festival 27 Feb DUNEDIN, New Edinburgh Folk Club* 3 Mar OAMARU, The Penguin Club* 4 Mar CHRISTCHURCH, The Harbour Light* 5 Mar GERALDINE, Geraldine Cinema* 6 Mar KAIKOURA, Mayfair Theatre* 10 Mar TAKAKA, Mussel Inn* 11 Mar NELSON, Yaza Caf* 12 Mar PICTON, Le Caf* 17 Mar CARTERTON, The Lounge 18 Mar PALMERSTON NORTH, The Bent Horseshoe* 19 Mar WELLINGTON, Meow* 24 Mar WHANGAREI, Salut Bar* 25 Mar RAGLAN, Orca* (9.30pm)

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