Reg McTaggart comes from Arrowtown on the Mainland and has been a regular at the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival since 1992.
He has recorded a number of albums and is still ensconced firmly in the style of country music that has made our music popular and survive to be what it is today. All his albums contain all the ingredients that make for some of the top compositions written in New Zealand.
A new album is available at this festival “The Anniversary”, The title track (from the pen of Don Allen) contains eight New Zealand written songs, six that are originals.
He is a strong supporter of Kiwi songwriters, and songs written by Craig Robinson, Richard Pinny, Allan Barron, Ginny Peters, Judy McTaggart, Eddie O’Strange, Dave Guillemot and Kevin Lynch, Don Allen, Glen Moffat are spread through all albums.
Reg has recorded around 50 New Zealand originals over all albums.