The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork is proud to announce the return of the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2018, back for its fifth year in Auckland! Today, The Tuning Fork are thrilled to share the stellar line up for New Zealand's biggest Americana fest!
This year's line-up features our favourite Americana/blues and folk artists from around the world including; rising Nashville star Margo Price, blues legend Tony Joe White, NY-based singer and guitarist Steve Gunn, folk traditionalist Willie Watson, country singer Courtney Marie Andrews, Tui-Award winner Reb Fountain, psychedelic-folk troubadour Arthur Ahbez, NZ's favourite string band The Eastern, Christchurch treasure and fellow Tui-Award winner Holly Arrowsmith, introspective alt/folk songwriter Emily Fairlight and folk wordsmith Tom Cunliffe.
CHECK OUT THE ARTIST LINE-UP!
"One of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville" (Vulture). Margo Price's most recent release, All American Made was written alongside partner/husband Jeremy Ivey and unapologetically depicts the trials of ever day life, politics and sexism. It was hailed as "a potential classic," by Pitchfork and Rolling Stone praised its "amazingly vivid songcraft". Passing up on a more slicker, polished sound, Price has been lauded for her commitment to the grit and honesty in her music.
Tony Joe White
Tony Joe White's new blues-based album, Bad Mouthin', comes straight from the swamps with its blend of classics and five White originals, including two of the first songs he wrote just before penning his breakthrough hits Polk Salad Annie and A Rainy Night In Georgia in 1967. The Jody White produced album is a testament to the 75-year-old artist's versatility and deep southern roots.
Courtney Marie Andrews
Courtney Marie Andrews played her first NZ show in July 2017 following the success of her album Honest Life. The crowd described Courtney's performance as "exquisite", and "utterly brilliant". Earlier this year, Courtney revealed May Your Kindness Remain a record dedicated to the people she met on the road. UK's Guardian gave the album 5 stars, describing it as "a brilliant record, proof that old forms can still be timeless."