One of our Western Australian readers has given us the heads up on the recently announced international line up for this year’s Harrietville Festival.
Banjo player and teacher Ross Nickerson will return to Harrietville this year with his band Hungry Hill. Featuring in Hungry Hill is Jenny Lester on fiddle, Bob Hamilton on mandolin, Nadine Landry on bass and fiddle, Mark Thibeault on dobro and guitar and of course Ross Nickerson on banjo. This group appears in Harrietville and then will travel on to Queensland to be the instructors and guests for Peter Nayhusan’s 2nd Australian Banjo Conference.
Other artists appearing at the festival include:
- Pigeonwing String featuring Pria Schwall-Kearney on fiddle and banjo along with Greg Fair on mandolin, banjo and guitar.
- Kim Johnson, a native of West Virginia on old time banjo
- Joe Dobbs, an old time fiddle player
- Rob McNurlin from Eastern Kentucky on guitar.