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Martha Louise & the backseat drivers

Sunday 28th October 2018

Martha Louise has special blend of talented musicians & friends to add magic to the music she writes & loves.

It’s a little bit folk, country, blues & a big bit Americana with full on harmonies & driving lead breaks wrapped around Martha’s vocals.
The arrangements are a collaboration from all the back seat drivers.
Paul Symons adds his punchy rhythm & lead guitar and harmony vocals,
Cam Bennett on Dobro and Weissenborn guitar and vocals adds the atmospheric slide blues touch and bass player
Stuart Grimshaw on acoustic 5 string resonator bass and vocals has a strong connection to jazz and blues.
Together they play the songs of contemporary acoustic music from the Austin sounds of Steve Earle to an acoustic version of a Bruce Springsteen classic, the haunting ballads of Gillian Welch to Martha’s own songs of family, loss and love played on guitar and dulcimer.

Martha, American born Kiwi has been at home in music scene in NZ since 1973. Martha & her mix of Americana, original songs, guitar and dulcimer playing has performed in festivals & folk clubs around the country. Two CDs & many groups later she is over the moon to be standing in the middle of all the harmonies and lead breaks produced by these 3 talented musicians, The backseat drivers.

Family Friendly


October 28, 2018


doors open 7pm start time 7.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Fairfield House
48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson
eftpos & bar available

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Tickets from online reservations and limlted door sales ph. No phone bookings only email reservations.


Ph. 035483640

Additional Info

Official Website

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