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Sat 30 Nov 2013, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Jambalaya Southern Kitchen, 8/49 Rawhiti Rd, Manly Village, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Tom Rodwell

Calypso-blues music champion Tom Rodwell returns to Jambalaya on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula for a show on special Thanksgiving weekend special on Saturday 30th November - for Americans and those who love 'em!

Jambalaya's is Auckland's only authentic soul food restaurant, specialising in ribs, gumbo, fried chicken and American beers.

Acclaimed as "Sheffield's answer to Lightnin' Hopkins," by the NME, the UK-born guitarist has appeared widely in the UK, Switzerland, Holland and the US since 2003, both solo and with his ever-changing band Storehouse.  He's appeared alongside artists including Trinity Roots, Leon Russell, Otis Taylor and Derek Trucks - who remarked, "You don't hear that anymore; beautiful tunes, beautiful groove!"  

His uniquely dance-orientated take on rhythm and blues music takes influences from calypso, slave-era spirituals and West African juju music - making his playing thoughtful, hard to categorise, yet instantly accessible, and bursting with salacious and surreal lyrics.  In Auckland, Rodwell regularly appears with ex-Wellington scene notorieties Jeff Henderson and Chris O’Connor.

"By turns wild, angry, hypnotic and sensual, it's as uncompromising as it is funky and some of the best live music I've seen," remarked Blues in London.

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