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Friday 5 October 2018

at 7.30pm


Tickets also available in person from

STORYTIME, Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei

Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed where ever he lands. The lead singer and songwriter for the almost mythic mongrel country band The Eastern, he takes to his solo adventures with the same intensity, passion, love and humour that has given his day band a firm foothold into the hearts and minds of New Zealand. Described by Radio New Zealand and the NZ herald as a "National Treasure" McGrath's work with The Eastern has become legendary across the many bars, lounges, halls and street corners they've graced in their ten year, 2000 show career. Barry Saunders from the iconic Warratahs simply described McGrath as "the truth".

Having opened for Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, The Old Crow Medicine show as well as many others, McGrath's songs speak truly to the spirit level in all of us. Yarns and folk songs told and sung , true to the old ways but always about the now and here. His songs and stories are about us and for us built for the road home and the deeper stuff in all of us. Fiery, funny and full of hope a McGrath show upends the usual audience/performer dynamic, its not about him as much as everyone in the room, tears and belly laughs in equal measure all filtered through a classic belief in the power of people and the healing energy of a rock n roll revival. On this tour he'll be joined by a small but mighty rhythm section (The Roaring Days) who promise to help drive McGrath's songs and get the hearts beating against the chest.

No Depression described McGrath and The Eastern "As one of the best modern roots acts from any country", luckily though it’s our country which gets them."