10th November : Dave Murphy and Janet Muggeridge + Supports

Dave and Janet play their own special brand of Americana, blues and originals, underpinned by Murphy’s driving fingerstyle acoustic guitar, and huge earthy vocals. Muggeridge adds to the  mix shimmering harmonies and mandolin played in her own style. Together they have a formidable skill set, and present a repertoire that will have your emotions tugged in every way.

They are guesting at the final and tenth Tui festival at New Year, and Hamilton Folk Festival 2021.

There was magic here tonight (Robbie Duncan, Wellington)

Awesome musicians, singers.

I’d go anywhere to enjoy their performances (Paul Jonson, Auckland)


Well-known for his driving blues and finger-style picking, Dave plays a unique 1930s Advanced Jumbo Gibson re-issue with rosewood back and sides and long-scale neck. He lays down a powerful rhythm for Janet’s precise and dynamic playing on her beautifully reconditioned 1914 Gibson mandolin.

Their sound is evocative and compelling.

Vocally they are a perfect match for the songs they have chosen to perform – songs that will tug at your heartstrings or get your feet tapping. Janet’s unique voice and unerring sense of harmony sits well with Dave’s low growly blues and high and lonesome ballads. Whether original tunes or John Prine, Steve Earle, Townz Van Zandt covers, they perform with an energy and joy that keeps their audiences glued to their seats.

Sue Harkness

Wilson Murdoch

The Alicetown 3