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Friday, December 13, 2013


On December 15, bluestockings will present Vana, and Oh So Serious, currently touring from Pretoria.

Vana is a country blues and folk singer from Irene Pretoria (see The last time he came to bluestockings was about three years ago when he packed out the old Luna Lounge venue, with a special genre of old skool blues that was first heard in the downtown streets of New Orleans in the 1930s! This time he ventures out with a new outfit called the Oh So Serious

Vana’s recent groups include the Oh So Serious and the Foot up Folk Trio with whom he performs in and around Gauteng. His influences include Hank Williams and The Mississippi Sheiks as well as modern time singers Gram Parsons, David Viner and Leon Redbone.

The Oh So Serious comprises Pretorian locals Rynier Prins (double bass), Rian Britz (accordion), Schulie Van Heerden (mandolin) and Pierre Van Staden (blues harp) stringing together songs and standards from the last 100 years in the country blues and folk genres.

This performance will not take place at the normal bluestockings venue but just up the road at the well-known Tina's Hotel. There is ample parking.

The performance will take place at Tina's Hotel in Kloof on December 15 at 19h30. Entry R80. For bookings and full details about the menu on offer contact 083 659 3628.