Armed with a loop pedal and whatever instruments he happens to have on hand, John spins his storytelling and yarns with threads that include cowboys and truckers, bankers and veterans, honkytonks and lost love. He comes at us from a slightly skewed angle, looking at the world through a windscreen full of squashed bugs.
Egenes is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has worked with a range of artists that includes Eliza Gilkyson, Bill & Bonnie Hearne, Tish Hinojosa, Gary P. Nunn, Jono Manson, Jaime Michaels, The Buckarettes. He has shared the stage with the likes of Pete Seeger, Guy Clarke, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Townes van Zandt, Lynn Anderson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Greg Brown, Leo Kotke, Iris Dement and Bonnie Raitt and a long list of others. Johnís New Zealand credits include work with Donna Dean, The Verlaines, Marlon Williams, The Bats, David Kilgour, Kylie Harris, Robert Scott, The Eastern, Delaney Davidson, Ebony Lamb, The Tiny Lies, The Sami Sisters, Matt Langley, DelGirl, Anthony Ritchie, Helen Webby, The Chaps, Jenny Mitchell, Tami Neilson, and Bob McNeill. As a producer, his work includes 3 Tui nominated albums. Heíll be joined on Sunday by Dunedin musicians John Dodd (bass), Steve Hudson (drums), and James Davy (electric guitar) for a night of eclectic music and instrumental chops. If youíre looking to find out what Americana music is all about, check out what Egenes does. You wonít be sorry.