Daddy Long Legs Coming To New Zealand In December!

Daddy Long Legs will make their way from New York City to bring their dirty blues to New Zealand.

UTR & CLEAN DIRT take great pleasure in presenting internationally revered New York band DADDY LONG LEGS Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murtat Akturk (slide guitar), Josh Styles (drums, maraca), together with brand new addition Dave Klein on piano – who are bringing their blueswailin’ sounds to Aotearoa for the first time this December. 

 “DADDY LONG LEGS takes the blues and turns them inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment.”

-Lenny Kaye

“DADDY LONG LEGS have finally made a studio album that matches their reputation as a firecracker live act. These 12 original songs expand and solidify their blues-punk sound while keeping alive a tradition and vital part of American roots music. Sounds great!”

-Jon Spencer

“…like Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things.”

-Rolling Stone

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs – New York City’s most explosive Rhythm & Blues street gang aren’t back, they never left. In dark times they continue to shine their light everywhere they go leaving a piece of themselves on stage every night because it’s in them and it’s got to come out. Now the boys unveil their new killer 4 piece format.

When asked by Village Voice “What is Daddy Long Legs?” frontman Brian Hurd answered , “Rock and roll salvation through the spirit of roots and blues” . While influenced by the likes of Son House, Captain Beefheart, Howling Wolf, MC5, The Flamin’ Groovies, & Dr Feelgood, their sound personifies garage rock and punk with a contemporary raw twist performed in their own brand of supercharged R&B. Their latest album Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun & Mississippi Hill Music, and more

Since forming in 2010, Daddy Long Legs have toured with such kindred spirits as The Damned, The Sonics, & The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and been joined on stage by heroes including Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood), Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan of the Flamin’ Groovies, and Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group.

Daddy Long Legs have been destroying urban road houses and swank nightclubs alike with their dirty blues and devastation boogie. Theirs is a fire breathing, no holds barred attack that redefines American roots … Auckland , you have been warned …..

Under the Radar & Clean Dirt present … from New York City

DADDY LONG LEGS  file under: dirty blues and devastation boogie

December 2022

Thursday 1st December – Auckland @ Whammy

Friday 2nd December – Leigh @ Leigh Sawmill

Saturday 3rd December – Piha @ Piha RSA

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