photo: Kowhai Deuchars
GRASSLANDS - traditional grassroots country music from Wellington, New Zealand
Rodney Prowse (mandolin), Grant Guillosson (bass),
Mike Reid (fiddle), James Gilberd (drums),
Bernard Blackburn (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, 12-string),
Hikitia Ropata (vocals, guitar), Laurence Tyler (vocals, guitar, dobro)
Grasslands is a country band playing country we like, the way we like to play it. What’s that mean?
Well, it could mean that we play Uncle Tupelo’s New Madrid next to Truck Driving Man, or Townes van Zandt’s
Katie Belle next to Gamblin’ Man. It means that we play the Rolling Stones with mandolin and resonator guitar.
It means we steal Clarence White licks and cop Byrds harmonies for the originals.
NEXT GIG: Sunday 30th September - Meow Cafe Bar, 9 Edward St Wellington, 4pm-6pm -
Listen to Drink the Water - an original song that we don't
really play any more, for some reason. ©Grasslands 2006
photo: Andrew Ross
CONTACT: email James Gilberd or phone 027 444 3899
or Bernard Blackburn at Refried Audio - www.refriedaudio.co.nz
Page updated: 28th August 2012 All material on this page is copyright Grasslands 2005-2012