Singer songwriter Reb Fountain has been celebrating a double win at the NZ Country Music Awards announced this week. She won the 2018 APRA Best Country Music Song for 'Hopeful / Hopeless' and the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Tui for the EP of the same name.
But the celebration has a tragic backstory. Hopeful / Hopeless was recorded live at Auckland's Wine Cellar in 2014, and involved Reb's long-time music collaborator Sam Prebble. It was to be the last time Reb would share the stage with Sam.
More about Sam Prebble's band Bond Street Bridge:
- Songs about storms, black market soul transplants, and Paris circa 1900 on mandolin, violin, guitar and loops. 2008.
- An album where lighter flints, key rings and staple guns sit side-by-side with mandolins, organ and piano. 2011.
- An album based around the Antarctic exploits and tragedies of Scott and Shackleton. 2013.