Blues Concert with Manitoba Hal and Paul Jonson

The Ukulele People are proud to bring international blues sensation Manitoba Hal to Geraldine! 

Manitoba Hal is a guitarist, songwriter and ukulele player. Using a combination of looping technology and effects he creates a performance that is one-of-a-kind. His combination of finger picking and strumming creates an instantly accessible sound that compliments his fresh and inventive originals and arrangements of traditional blues.

Manitoba Hal is a consummate blues man, having toured Canada extensively with a ukulele. Picturing him in his 100 year old cottage in Nova Scotia, one can’t help wonder how someone can sound like he grew up in the Deep South of the States and play raw, swamp, delta, Cajun and zydeco style blues.

Hal developed the blues sound when he lived in Winnipeg Manitoba (where he also got his name). “Winnipeg, often referred to as the Chicago of the north, is situated in a delta between the Red and Assiniboine rivers. I was born at the blues and when I found that music inside me, I came alive and my soul started expressing itself in songs that flowed with that music. The blues is where my soul came into this world. Where it will end up I don’t know but I’m ready for the journey”.

Paul Jonson is a a regular performer at Auckland’s Devonport Bunker and well known on the NZ Ukulele circuit for dragging the blues out of an otherwise happy instrument!  A master of blues, ragtime, boogie and folk, Paul is not to be missed!

Tickets can be booked at

Location: Crown Heritage Hotel 31 Talbot Street Geraldine South Canterbury 7930 New Zealand
Workshop ticket: $ 25.00
Concert Ticket: $ 25.00



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