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Cotton Daisy Backstep
Cotton Daisy Backstep

Sat, 25 May



Cotton Daisy Backstep

Experience the authentic sounds of the Appalachian Mountains with Cotton Daisy Backstep! From haunting ballads to shotgun-totin' moonshiners, the band captures the essence of old-time music with 3-part harmonies and driving rhythms.

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Time & Location

25 May 2024, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Wellington, 118 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the event

Cotton Daisy Backstep is back at the Undercurrent!

Come at 7 and settle in with a wine and some delicious food in the relaxing living room-like atmosphere.

$15 at the door, show starts at 7:30

Cotton Daisy Backstep play the old ‘hillbilly’ music of the Appalachian Mountains with songs of the pioneers, haunting ballads, old gospels, shotgun totin’ moonshiners and tub-thumping dance tunes with 3 part harmonies and driving rhythms.

Helena’s enduring commitment to the Old-time music developed during her 10 years in West Virginia steeped in the local traditions. Returning to NZ in 2003 she assembled oldtime band Cotton Daisy Backstep. They have been playing cafes, folk clubs, festivals and square dances around the Wellington area appearing at events such as CupaDupa, Wellington Gardens Magic, Newtown Festival and Wellington Folk festival [People’s Choice Award 1918].

Bringing you that old 78 bacon frying sound no book-learning can give; indeed, this is the mountain roots of Americana.

What people say:

“Wow you guys are amazing, I love what you do”  - Anonymous Fan

“I felt transported to another time” - Can’t Remember who said that

“Helena needs no microphone, her voice just sails out and it’s a really different sound” - A guy at Wellyfest

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