Story: Folk, country and blues music

Hammond Gamble, Ninety mile days, 2008 (1st of 3)

Hammond Gamble began his career in the 1980s with the blues and rock group Street Talk, before becoming a solo blues artist. His 2008 album Ninety mile days consists of original songs, including the title song inspired by Gamble's time living at Ninety Mile Beach in the far north. This reflects the fact that New Zealand blues artists have grafted local experiences onto what was originally an American musical form. Listen to part of Gamble's song 'I'll look over my shoulder', from Ninety mile days.

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Chris Bourke, 'Folk, country and blues music - The blues', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014