BluesmanAs the Oxo Cubans Bluesman Terry Ebeling plays harmonica guitar and sings, performing original songs and a fascinating assortment of covers of other songwriters' songs, his professional presentation and powerful music combine to provide the audience with a magical experience.
Terry's style of blues/roots/rock has proved popular with audiences around the world for over twenty years. In the late 70’s, Terry performed in bars and cafes in Germany for a year, then joined a blues band in Kansas called Blue Plate Special.
In 1980, with his two brothers, (as The Ebeling Brothers) moved to Phoenix Arizona where they played any venue they could find, and began perfecting their busking act. Terry and his brother Billy travelled to Europe when they launched the “Continental Drift tour” in 1982.
In 1987, Terry again rejoined his brothers in Auckland New Zealand where they appeared with Brownie Mcghee, Robert Junior Lockwood, and played an after-show concert for Pink Floyd at David Gilmour’s special request.
Terry returned to the States, where he lived in Austin Texas, enjoying success in the venues in and around Austin, the “live music capital of the world”.
A highlight was playing harmonica with Willie Nelson. The Ebeling Brothers have released four albums together, including the EMI release “All You Can Eat”, and their latest, “Wrong Side of the Planet”,
Terry has released an album with his acoustic Texas band, Hunker Down, and is now working on a solo project.
The Ebeling Brothers were the support act for the Little River Band’s New Zealand tour in 1997.
Other acts Terry has opened for include:
Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Robert Earl Keen
Little River Band
Jason and the Nashville Scorchers
After living in Queenstown for five years, where he thrilled audiences with his solo shows, and with the Ebeling Brothers, Terry moved to Dunedin in January 2000.
Fitting quickly into the local music scene, he is now a leading performer with the Oxo Cubans Big Band and frontman for local roots group The Whirling Eddies. He receives rave reviews for his solo shows and has just completed a successful New Zealand tour with his brother, Texas bluesman Billy Ebeling.