Presented by: Katikati Folk Club
A masterful blend of Americana fused with jazz, soul and pop
Expat Americana duo Tattletale Saints return home in March to celebrate the release of their new album, In the Summertime.
On the new album, Cy Winstanley (vocals/guitar) and Vanessa McGowan (vocals/bass) dive deep into old set lists, with fresh takes of everything from old country traditionals and bluegrass to reggae and 70’s pop.
Bill Monroe – the father of bluegrass – famously declared you couldn’t tell if a band was any good unless you heard them play something you already knew. On their new album, the Saints take the father of bluegrass to heart with a collection of cover songs that celebrate the diverse sound audiences have been falling in love with since the band’s first New Zealand tour in 2010.
The Auckland-born duo moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2014 and have built flourishing careers as session players in Music City. Individually, they tour and record with various Americana and country acts, and together for multi-Grammy nominated artist Brandy Clark.
They won the Aotearoa Music Award for Folk in 2014 and 2021, plus a nomination for Silver Scroll in 2013.
The 2023 New Zealand tour is also a celebration of the vinyl release of Dancing Under The Dogwoods, released in 2020 and winner of the 2021 Aotearoa Music Award.
As well as Cy’s award-winning songwriter talents, Tattletale Saints have long made cover songs an integral part of their live shows, delighting audiences worldwide with their quirky and often unexpected bluegrass, jazz, traditional country, and pop covers.
It’s a few years since Vanessa and Cy last played at Katikati Folk Club, so don’t miss this chance to see them!