The small community of Yinnar in south-east Victoria is fastly gaining a great reputation amongst the bluegrass fraternity as the number of appearances by bluegrass and Ol’ Timey performers continues to grow.
The cross continental duo, Pigeonwing Strings, represent the novelty and organic nature of American old-time music from the 1920-30s. From Australia, Pria Schwall-Kearney on vocal, fiddle, banjo & feet, teams up with Greg Fair from upstate New York, USA, on voice, mandolin, guitar, banjo & percussion.
Pria and Greg capture the mystery, joy, grit, and sorrow that is at the heart of traditional American music. Their sensitivity is a testament to their maturity and accomplishment as musicians, both have toured internationally.
Supporting Pigeonwing Strings will be The Strzelecki String Busters, Gippsland’s finest string-band ensemble, performing tunes from their new CD Arnie’s Barn. Lead by Yinnar’s Ray Negro, the Strzelecki String Busters perform a wide variety of Country Blues, Old Time & Bluegrass music.