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Grant Haua conquers Europe

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Last week Grant Haua launched Awa Blues, already probably the most significant Tauranga release of the year.

It was sent out into the world via a small and quickly sold out show at The Jam Factory which was live-streamed and has been viewed over seven thousand times. It has had rave reviews in the Netherlands and is already at the top of the French blues charts having achieved over 3000 advance sales in Europe after Grant signed to respected French blues label Dixie Frog.

I'm watching the gig streaming on Facebook as I write this, watching Grant playing his acoustic guitar, sitting on a cajon, a Cuban percussion instrument, accompanied by album producer Tim Julian, singer Delanie Ututaonga, and harp player Grant Bullot.

There's a statement on Grant's Facebook page which says: “Today is the day we have been all working so hard for. This has been a mission that has been 18 months in the making. Everyday a team of about 10 of us have been working hard to get to this point - 10........

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