Reb Fountain to support Joshua Hedley on NZ tour

Photo by Tamara Josephine

Photo by Tamara Josephine

New Zealand folk artist, Reb Fountain has been announced as opening act for Joshua Hedley's Mr Jukebox tour in Auckland and Christchurch this July.

Fountain recently won double at the NZ Country Music Awards taking home the 2018 APRA Best Country Music Song for 'Hopeful/Hopeless' and the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Tui for the EP of the same name. 

After touring and recording with Finn Andrews (The Veils) Reb Fountain released Hopeful &Hopeless; "the most perfect EP ever made," (Simon Wilson, Metro) in June 2017.

After hearing her perform, Neil Finn handpicked Reb to feature in his all-star choir for his month long album building and recording project, ‘Out of Silence’; she has since performed with Neil for his New Zealand and Australian ‘Out of Silence’ tour.

Reb released and toured the second of her stellar new projects, Little Arrows; a much awaited album featuring the late Sam Prebble that was nominated for Best Folk Album 2018. Her band "made up for lost time by putting on one of the finest shows of the year" (Marty Duda, 13th Floor).

Reb jumped straight into ‘The Boy Next Door - a celebration of Nick Cave’ to further sold out shows around the country. “From the moment she arrives on the Spiegeltent stage she possesses it completely.” (Bridie Freeman, The Hook).

A pre-eminent singer and performer Reb has for years been the musicians secret, having performed and recorded with The Eastern, The Warratahs, Delaney Davidson, Don McGlashan, Finn Andrews (The Veils), Will Wood, Tami Neilson, Neil Finn and featuring in The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary tour as the voice of Joni Mitchell. 

Joshua Hedley with special guest Reb Fountain

Sat 14 July 2018: Blue Smoke, Christchurch

Sun 15 July 2018: Tuning Fork, Auckland

Tickets via Ticketmaster

For years, Joshua Hedley has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Hedley is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his bandthe Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favourite son is breaking out on his own.