29 April Old Lodge Theatre
doors open 6.30pm
Andrew White is a troubadour. He is one of those rare artists who can skilfully combine brilliant finger-style guitar work with a compelling story in lyric and deliver them both in an engaging live performance. After a well-deserved break from the rigours of international touring, Andrew returns to the international stage showcasing material from his new studio album ‘Beautiful Trouble’ – his sixteenth album to date – his forthcoming solo Ragtime/Blues album, ‘Where the Wild Winds Moan’, and his first children’s book -‘Dingle the Dolphin.’
Andrew is very happy to have Marie Island opening the evening. Marie’s music weaves threads connecting to the earth, she explores passion, darkness and love-all with a whole lot of soul! One of Aotearoa’s ‘Hidden Gems’, Marie presents her timeless originals enriched with travel stories and untamed by genre. Marie is known to really push the topic that titles her songs with clarity and poetic passion!
“White’s style is a unique, soulful mix, and his guitar playing is extraordinary.” -Rambles Art Magazine, U.K.
“White is one of those few blessed individuals who combines international-class finger-style guitar playing with great vocals and superb song- writing.” – Ian Melrose (Clannad) “Andrew is a magical writer, listen to him with your heart.” – Tommy Emmanuel
“It is no stretch at all to describe Andrew White as the Art Tatum of the guitar.” – Stephen Pederson, Chronicle Herald, Canada