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13th Floor & Tuning Fork Present: Mr Jukebox, Joshua Hedley

Radio 13

The Tuning Fork, along with The 13th Floor, is delighted to announce the  return of rising country star, Joshua Hedley to Aotearoa. Joshua's fourth NZ visit and his first headline show with full band follows the release of his highly anticipated debut album 'Mr. Jukebox' via Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Blue Smoke, Christchurch: Sat 14 July 2018, doors 8pm
Tuning Fork, Auckland: Sun 15 July 2018, doors 7pm

My Ticketmaster presale: Monday 28 May, 3pm

General onsale: Tuesday 29 May, 3pm

For years, Joshua Hedley has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Hedley is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his band the Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favourite son is breaking out on his own.

As part of East Nashville’s close-knit brigade of musicians, Hedley has no shortage of support from his peers. He’s featured prominently in the 2015 documentary film Heartworn Highways Revisited, a follow up to the seminal 1976 cult classic music documentary about the 1970s Nashville songwriting community led by Guy and Susanna Clark.

Hedley’s soaring, velvet voice and jukebox-ready songs are 60s-era solid country gold. Unlike several of his peers, Hedley’s not trying to put a new spin on an old sound. Joshua Hedley’s country music is your grandfather’s country music and it’s all the better for it.

When asked what he hopes listeners get out of Mr. Jukebox, Hedley doesn’t hesitate. “I just want people to remember they have feelings, and that they’re valid,” he says. “Not everything is Coors Light and tailgates. There are other aspects of life that aren’t so great that people experience. They’re part of life, part of what shapes people. And that’s worth noting.”

Hedley is driven by a similar goal: to make music that honors tradition in a personal and heartfelt way.

— NPR - 'Songs We Love'

Blue Smoke, Christchurch:
Sat 14 July 2018, doors 8pm

Tuning Fork, Auckland:
Sun 15 July 2018, doors 7pm

My Ticketmaster presale: Monday 28 May, 3pm

General onsale: Tuesday 29 May, 3pm

Joshua Hedley at NZ’s 13thFloor on his first visit in 2016 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEgQmVKrlVM

Joshua Hedley online:

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Written By: Radio 13