24 May 2010 Date Venue FRIDAY 18 JUNE THE ROYAL HOTEL, Palmerston North SATURDAY 19 JUNE THE GRETNA HOTEL, Taihape SUNDAY 20 June LEMBAS, Raumati South WEDNESDAY 23 June IVORY LOUNGE, Auckland THURSDAY 24 JUNE SPA HOTEL, Taupo FRIDAY 25 JUNE THE BELGIAN BAR, Rotorua SATURDAY 26 JUNE ALTITUDE BAR & NIGHTCLUB, Hamilton SUNDAY 27 JUNE ORCA RESTAURANT & BAR, Raglan Dirt Floor Music and Poems expands the vocals and heads north – the honest and authentic roots experience continues After two tours around the South Island, Dirt floor music and poems brings its own brand of ‘front porch music’ to the North Island. Steve Apirana, Jim Doak and Mark Raffills have teamed up for their new North Island tour, Four on the Floor, with vocalist Ainsley Apirana. The addition of Ainsley Apirana on vocals adds a new dimension to the dirt floor sound with a distinctive lilt and a tipping of the hat to the vocal harmonies of the Carter Family and music of the dirt floor era. “It’s an even more honest and authentic roots experience now with Ainsley on board,” says flat pickin’ guitarist Jim Doak. “Ainsley has done plenty of vocal work on Steve’s recordings and solo gigs and is used to contributing harmony and lead vocals as the songs demand. She compliments the singing of Steve and myself with a little bit of magic; just a touch of angel!” Dirt floor music and poems ambles intimately across the roots landscape, from folk to blues to bluegrass, in a rare and captivating treat from four seasoned performers. Steve Apirana (gospel blues/vocals), Jim Doak (bluegrass/vocals), Ainsley Apirana (vocals) and Mark Raffills (poems) come together to present an easy-flowing, uncluttered and unpretentious evening of vocal harmonies, finger-dancing guitars and a few good words. The eight-gig, Four on the Floor tour kicks off in Palmerston North and Taihape, plays Raumati South, heads for Auckland then drops down to Taupo before ambling its way through Rotorua, Hamilton and Raglan from mid June. Tickets are $15 at the door or you can buy online from www.dirtfloor.co.nz Further information: Mark Raffills Dry Crust phone 03 544 4975 mobile: 027 215 4969 email: mark@drycrust.com web: www.dirtfloor.co.nz

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