Bill Hickman & Dusty Burnell – Early Concert



Bill Hickman was born in Kaikohe but has spent most of his life in Wellington NZ. He has been playing guitar and writing songs in an eclectic range of groups and styles for the last 20 years. Bill is a committed performer who conveys the intensity and grit of his songwriting with a relaxed, upbeat approach that reflects the redemptive spirit evident on his debut Ep. ‘Ghost of Smoke’ followed by his “Crossroads” album in 2019.  This album celebrates all that is Bill: lyrical intensity; blending alt-country and roots music influences with his harder-edged musical back story; Bill’s strong gravel dragged voice and country inflected acoustic guitar.

For those who are meeting Bill for the first time, if the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, if the likes of Steve Earle, Michael Stipe, Bruce Springsteen or Elvis Costello feature heavily on your favourite playlist then it’s time to meet Bill Hickman.

Cameron ‘Dusty’ Burnell joins Bill on stage with his blistering mandolin, lap steel and amazing voice.  Together they are a powerful, intense duo, well worth seeing!

The Concert begins early at 7:30 pm with a limited blackboard slated for after intermission.  This is a change brought by Covid 19 guidelines, and allows for a shorter span of togetherness if desired.  The committee has given significant thought to the wellness of our member audience, details of which will be forthcoming in June.  Please bear with us as we restart our much enjoyed musical activities.

Note that you will need to sign in with your name and contact details.
Door staff will wear gloves and hand sanitiser will be available.
Chairs will be sanitized and set out in advance.
There will be no tables so as to allow room for social distancing.
No supper will be provided, although if you want to bring your own refreshments and utensils (glasses, etc.) you may do so.
The Kitchen will be closed – except in the case of a fire emergency – and no equipment will be available from there.
The musicians’ Lounge will be available only to guest artistes.
Anyone wishing to perform after the main Concert on the limited Blackboard list can place their musical instruments on the Hall’s wooden side seating.
Microphones and music stands will be sanitised between performers.

The door charge will be the same as usual: $5.00 Members, $10.00 non-Members.  Please have the correct amount available so that there is no requirement for change.
Should anyone wish to pay their $25.00 Subs for the 1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021 Financial Year at this time Val will be available to take payments;  once again, please have the correct amount available so that there is no requirement for change.  Or you could use internet banking, using your name as the reference.
Bank details- Levin Folk Music Club, Westpac, Levin- 03 0667 0611942 00

We wish you all well and have put these measures in place with our utmost concern for the well-being of everyone.

Kind regards, Committee of the Levin Folk Music Club