In March 2019, the seemingly tireless Rob Joass will release his 3rd solo album and embark on a tour through New Zealand with a side trip to Sydney. This show at Wellington's The Third Eye will feature Special Guest Kim Bonnington. Rob will be playing with his band (and life long friends) The Small Mercies.
Pencarrow contains 8 new originals, an acoustic re-working of Best Country Song finalist “Baggage” and a great version of Paul Kelly’s “When I First Met Your Ma”, which has long been a staple of Rob’s live set. The album also features members of Rob’s backing band The Small Mercies: Hamish Graham on drums and backing vocals, Alan Norman on keys, Murray Costello on bass, and guests Kim Bonnington on backing vocals and Tony Burt on dobro.
Rob is well known to many music fans throughout New Zealand through his work with Hobnail, The Shot Band, and Too Many Chiefs. He writes compulsively, tours incessantly, teaches guitar, produces albums, and can be found behind a mixing desk live and in the studio when time allows. His songs have been covered by artists both in NZ and abroad, and he is a 3 time finalist at the NZ Music Awards.
“this album has reached new heights and illustrates the evolvement of very good musicians who keep getting better” – Phil Taylor “Blue Sky Songs” review