Grant will be playing his latest release "Awa Blues" and throwing in a few classics from his back catalogue.
Rolling Stone Album of the Week. An “old-fashioned” blues-rock record, masterful and stunning which is already rising to the level of the best songwriters of the genre. Definitely essential".
- Philippe Langlest (Rolling Stone Magazine).
"Without revolutionising the genre "Awa Blues" brings a welcome breeze of freshness. With simple effective guitar playing, a voice to make mountains crumble, and a minimalist rhythm, Grant Haua knows how to make the powder speak with good melodies and an unstoppable sense of groove. "Awa Blues " can only seduce".
- Jean-Marc Petit (La Voix du Nord)
Haua is a seasoned artist who touches all kinds of points in the blues and folk from Taj Mahal and JJ Cale to dialed down Stevie Ray and even an adventurous touch of acoustic James Blood Ulmer. Seems like this is Grant Haua's time. And deservedly so.
- Graham Reid (Elsewhere Magazine).
"Grant Haua puts two worlds together, that of his own Roots mixed with raw Blues. An excellent fusion and undoubtedly because of the authentic character of both. Awa Blues is an overwhelming record."
- Rein van den Berg. (johnnysgarden.nl).
" At a time when the masses are flocking to ridiculous pseudo-folk tricks like Delgres, one begins to wish that genuine personalities of Grant Haua's caliber could give the public what they deserve".
- Patrick Dallongeville (Paris Move)
"Grant Haua seduces once again ... thanks to his deep timbre, a perfectly conducted melody and a palpable emotion"
- Jazz Radio. Fr
"Between the important heritage of the style and his Maori culture which remains at the heart of his songs, the guitarist and singer presents an incredible technique and feeling and "Awa Blues" is exceptional in every way."
- Rock N Force
Number one of Blue Radio France.
Album of the Week Rolling Stone Magazine.
Golden Turtle Award for Awa Blues
Held 1 and 2 top spots on NZ album charts simultaneously
Headlined Geraldton Blues Festival W.A, AU.
Headlined Blues at the Briars VIC, AU.
Headlined Sanctuary Sounds, NZ.
Headlined Gisborne Blues Festival, NZ.
Played Woodford Folk Festival 3 times QLD, AU.
Played Womad Mainstage, NZ.
Played Womadelaide Mainstage. ADL, AU.
Signed to Dixie Frog Records.
Signed with Music Box Publishing.
Signed with Music For Ever Productions.