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Event Archive - Nell Robinson, Pete Grant, Jim Nunally, Jon Arkin, Jim Kerwin

Fri. October 14th 2016 Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
7:00 pm doors at 6:00pm
Tickets at: Blue Frog Studios
Presented by: Blue Frog Studios
We first met Jim Nunally when he blew us away performing with the astounding JAYBIRDS band. Then we found out that this 2-time Grammy Award winner was also touring with Nell Robinson, who has been described as a “modern day Patsy Cline” and “one of the freshest voices in roots music.” Robinson’s 2014 release “The Rose of No-Man’s Land became a PBS Special with it’s own episode in the Music Gone Public series. The abum, produced by Joe Henry, featured Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Kris Kristofferson, John Doe and Maxine Hong Kingston.

We did some more digging to find out that their band was a Who’s Who of the americana folk, roots and bluegrass scene:

• Jim Kerwin - considered simply one of the best string bass players in the country. He has played with David Grisman for over 30 years.

• Pete Grant – one of the most sought after steel players in the US, playing with the likes of Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Pat Simmons and the Grateful Dead.

• Jon Arkin - a versatile, gifted drummer/percussionist who is known for his performances & recorded work in a wide variety of musical contexts. Could his bluegrass groove have come from his father? Steve Arkin played banjo with Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys!

The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band brings five genre-busting artists together to bring joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Alt-Roots, Folkbilly – whatever you call it – it’s original, well done, and a pleasure to hear.

“We are excited about releasing a series of eclectic new works with a super talented band,” said Jim Nunally. “We pay homage to great artists like George Jones, Buck Owens, Tammy Wynette, while our original songs like ‘Mirror’ take folk music in an entirely new direction. We aren’t just following a path; we are paving a new one.”


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