8 December 2023 – Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall

The Levin Folk Music Club meets again Friday 8 December with special guests Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall.

Bob and Kate are based in the Wairarapa but play gigs regularly around the southern half of the North Island. The song list veers between swing sounds of Texas, mixed with the blues and jazz served up in the Bob and Kate way.

Bob has pursued obscurity now for some 50 odd years playing blues guitar and singing country songs. He has opened for Guy Clark, Townes van Zandt, Tom Russell and Jimmy LaFave. He plays finger picking and slide guitar.

Kate plays violin, accordion and flute and sings quite beautifully. She started with classical piano and singing in choirs. In this gig she might add in her new secret weapon of jazz glockenspiel!

Bob and Kate have played at most of the folk clubs in the Wellington area, at Folk Festivals as well as at Jazz in Martinborough. Kate has played with all female supergroup The Raven Mavens while Bob has done the odd gig with harmonica maestro Neil Billington.

Together they have provided some extra textures for Butter Wouldn’t Melt’s recent performances at the Auckland and Wellington Folk Festivals.

For more information check out Kate Marshall and Bob Cooper-Grundy on the web.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers, where there is an opportunity for musicians to put their name up for an item. The guests perform after supper and the drawing of the raffle.

Admission, which includes a light supper, is $7 for members, $12 for non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

The venue is the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, corner Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin.

Come and enjoy a night of fun and music!

Kate Marshall and Bob Cooper-Grundy
Image source: Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall