Graham McGregor


Graham McGregor turned 81 in 2022, released his debut album The Real Karangahape Road (on CD, vinyl and streaming) and continued to perform several times a week, every week – at open mic nights, at folk clubs, at guitar hoedowns held in private houses and at parties. The hardest working man in New Zealand showbiz? I suggest this to McGregor and he laughs, the retired postie enjoying nothing more than the opportunity to share a song with friends and strangers.

McGregor’s album The Real Karangahape Road is a joyous endeavour that reflects his 60-plus years playing folk music in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney and beyond. With his gruff, gutsy voice and rock solid acoustic-guitar playing, McGregor tackles songs by such folk icons as Papa Charlie Jackson, Eric Von Schmidt, Jesse Fuller, Papa Charlie McCoy, Woody Guthrie, and Jim Jackson.

Graham McGregor and friend
Graham McGregor - Short Interview 1 - The Real Karangahape Rd Single
Graham McGregor in 2022
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Graham McGregor writing out his set list.
Lyrics to 'Karangahape Road' by Graham McGregor – from the liner notes of his 2022 album The Real Karangahape Road
Track listing from Graham McGregor's 2022 album The Real Karangahape Road
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Graham McGregor Interview 2 - His New Album: The Real Karangahape Rd
Graham McGregor playing a dobro
Graham McGregor in 2022
Graham McGregor in 2022
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Graham McGregor - The Real Karangahape Road (album, 2022)
Graham McGregor and Brent Morrisey - The Meeting (cassette, 1993)
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Credits page from Graham McGregor's 2022 album The Real Karangahape Road

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