Delaney Davidson: Magic Lightbox
Part man, part wheel, Delaney Davidson is an Art’s Foundation Laureate 2015, three
times winner of APRA Country Song of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013) and New Zealand’s
own world-class rambling troubadour.
Awards here, collaborations there, a non-stop whirlwind. Using his unmistakable dark take on guitar-driven Blues, Country and Rockabilly, Davidson presents his all new show Magic Lightbox.
Remember the slideshow of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living
room? Remember the live orchestra providing music to the movie you went to? No?
See all three combined as Davidson uses an incredible blend of live music and film, paying homage to these lost ways of storytelling in his tent show carnival style revival.
Dusty highway tales, the old world of Europe, the new world of USA, a glimpse into a forgotten time. Relive the mystery of Switzerland, see New Zealand like you never saw it before, the deserts of California, fairground Brighton by the sea, the cold war Vienna, all roll into one in this irresistible work.
Fresh from the success of his last European jaunt, catch him before he disappears again to distant parts unknown.
“Sublime...raw and original” BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE (UK) (review of EP)
“A rattling, twanging celebration” ***** INDEPENDENT (UK)
“ ... A haunting power.…” Nick Bollinger NZ Listener Nov 17th 2012
Where: venue TBC
When: Friday 3 November
Tickets: Available at the Eastern Southland Gallery