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Hobnail On Tour


Fri 9 Mar 2018, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Where: Levin Folk Music Club, 155 Bartholomew Rd, Levin, Horowhenua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission1: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: dalewebb143

Sensational fresh material from Hobnail as the band tour nationally in support of their new album “Blue Sky Songs” Hobnail are on the road again, performing all over NZ to bring you their stunning new 7th album “Blue Sky Songs”, along with some of their past classic favourites. This is a live show not to be missed!

For the uninitiated, it will be a rare treat as one of the country’s best live acts tours the finest album of its illustrious career. “When Hobnail take the stage, they tear into their set with mucho gusto, injecting volume and energy into the evening with their illustrious blend of bluegrass, Celtic folk, pop, and rock’n’roll.” - Nelson Mail

After 23 years together on a long and winding road which has seen them play venues around the world and throughout New Zealand, “Blue Sky Songs”—Hobnail’s 7th album—is a fine distillation of life’s lessons, well learned. Like a well-aged cognac, “Blue Sky Songs” is mature, complex, occasionally fiery, but with great depth and power. Following the triumph of their most successful album so far “String Things” in 2015, “Blue Sky Songs” is a more acoustic offering. Featuring violins, acoustic guitars and mandolas alongside electric instruments, as well as 3 different lead singers, the result is a beautiful album rich in variety. Their musical craft is clearly on display with thoughtful lyrics and soaring melodies, and a feel good vibe coming from their unique blend of folk and celtic, country and rock.

Hobnail has won considerable acclaim over their 23 year career. Having headlined everywhere from Canada to Norfolk Island, from Oamaru to Auckland, and racked up multiple New Zealand Music Awards nominations in the process. They are 3 time finalists at the New Zealand Music Awards, once for Best Folk Album with “Fortune Horses” and twice for Best Country Song for “Dead in the Water” and “Baggage”.

Hobnail are a close-knit quartet with rare musical empathy. There is something unique and powerful about the way Hobnail mixes up everyday detail with the bigger issues of life, bringing it all together a stunning new album and exceptional live show, not to be missed. "Refreshingly down-to-earth and lovely with vocals so tightly knit they could be family" Mike Alexander NZ Herald. “Whenever I need a foot stomping good time, or to shed a tear over the glory of life itself, I go out and listen to the Hobnail. I like good music!” Gary McCormick "Original songs with the authenticity of folk and the spirit of rock'n'roll" Nick Bollinger, The Listener “Blue Sky Songs” will be available June 16 2017 Thru iTunes, Bandcamp or Hobnail website.