Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 20th January 2018
If the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, Then check out Bill Hickman and Billy Bones.
A gutsy, hard hitting band of original Americana.
‘Over the space of just five songs he shows us what makes genuinely great roots music so utterly compelling’. (C.Haze, Spoke Magazine).
Bill Hickman has a voice that has you coming back for more, like a great shot of coffee it’s rich, dark, smokey and sexy as hell. Having sung over many a noisy bar he can belt it out with the best of them but he can equally deliver an achingly beautiful ballad.
Fans of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams will hear touchstones in his songwriting and selected covers but if there's a story worth telling then Bill is not one to be limited by genres or outfits. He’ll deliver Lyle Lovett’s beautiful ‘If I had a boat’ and Fred Eaglesmith’s hard-hitting ’49 Tons’ with equal weight and impact.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this will be an evening of quiet melancholy, Bill’s ‘primarily acoustic approach is gutsy too’, this man has done his time on stages all over New Zealand and knows how and when to kick it into gear.
The Mussel Inn
1259 State Highway 60, Onekaka, Golden Bay 7182