One Up Two Down on Tour

by | 2 Oct, 2014

Onen Up Two Down

Onen Up Two DownOne Up, Two Down have just announced some tour dates for the next couple of months.

One Up Two Down hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean, George Jackson (NZ), Andrew Small (USA) and Daniel Watkins (AUS) bring together raw old-time aesthetics, bluegrass dexterity and folk story telling. This trio draws on a strong grounding in old-time and bluegrass music, extending their music to new compositions with far wider influences. These three lean lads are armed with some exciting music, which they recently recorded in Nashville Tennessee and have just released on their debut EP. Andrew, is a North Carolina native Double Bassist, Yale School of Music masters graduate who is immersed in the American Old-time and Bluegrass music scene. George is the 7th generation in a line of New Zealand fiddlers dating back to the first settlers. Daniel Watkins is a strong vocalist and an encyclopedia of songs which he masterfully flat-picks on his Guitar hailing from Newcastle, Australia. George and Daniel are the back to back winners of the Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship (2012, 2013)

“Parsons’ voice has poignant warmth reminiscent of James Taylor, with a familiarity that enables you to feel like two friends.” – Timber and Steel Dan Parsons’ self titled second album, on which Parsons plays the vast majority of instruments, was mixed by The Boat People’s Robin Waters. It was during his time touring America 2012, that Parsons had the opportunity to play more solo shows and steep himself in the ghosts of the West Coast’s golden age. He found himself in bars and landscapes that had shaped the artists which in turn, had shaped him. Parsons emerged triumphant in 2013 with his second album, which could not possibly bare anything less than the mark of an artist who knows who he is and what he wants to say, without irony and at peace with self-doubt. When he’s not touring as a solo artist Parsons has taken on stints in South East Asia and the US as a hired gun for Kate Miller-Heidke, as both a drummer and guitarist.

One Up Two Down Tour Dates:

21 Oct – House Concert – Glebe
22 Oct – The Armidale Club – Armidale
23 Oct – The Tree House – Byron Bay
24 Oct – The Junk Bar – Brisbane
25 & 26 Oct – Dorrigo Folk And Bluegrass Fest
28 Oct – Mother’s Milk – Coffs Harbour
29 Oct – Newcastle Uni
30 Oct – Clarendon Guest House
31 Oct – Tanswells Hotel – Beechworth
1 & 2 Nov – JamGrass Music Fest*
6 Nov – Billyroy’s Blues Bar – Bendigo
7 Nov – House Show – Mildura
8 Nov – Wheatsheaf Hotel – Adelaide
9 Nov – Barb Agar’s House – Melbourne
12 Nov – Melbourne Folk Club – Melbourne*
13 Nov – Quiet Place – Castlemaine*
14, 15 & 16 Nov – MountainGrass Fest*
19 Nov – Jasmine’s House – Newstead, VIC
20 Nov – The Front Gallery – Canberra
22 Nov – The Roxbury – Sydney*

*One Up, Two Down only.