Wellington-based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to play at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club on Saturday night.
They'll be playing their 2019 recording This Train, the title track which speaks about acceptance of getting older, maintaining momentum and glorious celebrating.
Collins, with high energy and vocal strength, leads and celebrates her band – and gives them licence to shine.
Collins says blues comes straight from the heart and that's just how she likes it.
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"It's accessible, joyful, heartfelt music, and not only that it, makes me want to move – what's not to like?"
There's songwriter Wayne Mason who penned Nature when he played in the Fourmyula, which was named top song by APRA in 2001.
Soulful John O'Connor who is on lead has played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa.
The rhythm section brings a warm acoustic volume with George Barris on bass and Peter Cogswell on drums, proving that you don't need to be loud to groove.
The Back Porch offers a four-part vocal harmony to Collins' lead, combining often for a lush gospel blues sound.
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club, October 24, $20 on the door, show starts 7.30pm.