JOE STROUZER sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between. His driving resonator guitar is coupled with true harmonica voodoo and biting songwriting of modern trouble, heartache, moonlit trysts, drinking and devilment, peppered with a rich history of blues.

Newcastle To New Orleans LP charts six years of Joe Strouzer’s journey as a songwriter, steered by his love of blues and folk music, from humble beginnings in Newcastle dive bars, to the muddy banks of the Louisiana bayous and New Orleans’ street corners. These songs tell of love lost and won, friendships grown, putting down roots, hard traveling and finding the way back home.

Joe Strouzer will be joined by the full recording band featuring Joseph Trudgeon on double bass, Paul Archibald on drums and Clementine Brown on fiddle.

Support tonight will be from GWENNIE, singing country songs soaked in heartbreak gathered from her journeys through the Alaskan wilderness and Louisana bayous.


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