T-Bone Trio

The T-Bone Trio present a soulful blend of high-energy Americana music played on guitars, mandolin, banjo and fiddles with close vocal harmonies and fiery instrumentals.

Comprising of Gerry Paul, Cameron Dusty Burnell, and Richard Klein, the T-Bone Trio play an eclectic mixture of styles within the Americana genre, drawing on their backgrounds in Old Timey, Bluegrass, Country, Cajun, Zydeco and Blues. To round off the sound at Wellyfest, they will be accompanied by their friend and legend Wellington musician Aaron Stewart on Double Bass.

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Brought together not only by their love of music, but also their obsession with food, wine and beer, the ex-chef, ex-restauranteur and current spear fisherman get together regularly in the capital to cook kai moana, sample Italian wine and play music. The last two years have seen the group playing shows at CubaDupa, Newtown Festival, Wellington On A Plate and Beervana. Chosen for their entertaining shows and fun loving energy, the group had audiences crying out for more.

Gerry Paul is an award winning songwriter, musician, producer, festival creator, author, shark wrestler and even a famous tv presenter in Ireland. An in demand session musician, Gerry has performed and recorded with some of the world’s best known folk musicians including Tim O’Brien, Sharon Shannon and Grada, at over 500 music festivals in 40 countries around the world. Gerry was the producer of Mel Parsons’ Silver Scroll nominated album “Drylands” and in recent years has played in collaborations with Trinity Roots and Greg Johnson.

Cameron Dusty Burnell is multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. His playing is steeped in traditional American Roots music. He has toured New Zealand extensively over the last 2 years as a member of The Frank Burkitt Band, The Federal String Band, The Hardcore Troubadours and as one half of the duo Kim and Dusty.

Richard Klein is the real deal, all the way from New Jersey, the singing fiddler has played at all the major festivals in the Southern Hemisphere with the Le Blanc Brothers Cajun Band (Melbourne) and recently headlined the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Borneo.

Join three of the capital’s finest acoustic musicians for an evening that will have you laughing, sing and maybe even dancing.

Find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/T-Bone-Trio