7:00PM Monday, 21 October, 2019 NZST  at  SOLD OUT Festival Mainstage, Founders Park, Nelson
Nelson Arts Festival presents THIS IS TAMI NEILSON!

With special guest JAY NEILSON

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND/CANADA

Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson uses her powerhouse voice to blend country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances.

This is a rare opportunity to experience Tami up-close and personal in an acoustic show, accompanied by her brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson. As two fifths of Canadian country group The Neilsons, Tami and Jay supported the likes of Johnny Cash from a very young age.

With a wealth of stories from the road, the pair are set to bring smiles, laughs and tears as they tell the tales behind some of Tami's biggest songs, as well as exclusively premiering brand new songs from her forthcoming album.

"A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication." RNZ NATIONAL

"A fire-breathing R&B belter on her own terms." ROLLING STONE

WINNER OF THE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015

WINNER OF THE NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
BEST FEMALE ARTIST 2010, 2011 & 2014

TOP 10 BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM OF 2014 - The Guardian

WINNER OF THE APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014

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