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Following decades of success in their respective careers, and exciting recent appearances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, La Roche Bluegrass Festival (France), Northern California musicians Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally are releasing a new album of original material on February 15, 2019, Steel. The music transports you back to a time when artists freely spoke of their thoughts and beliefs. In a sense, Steel - produced and engineered by John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar) - continues the time-honored tradition of musical activism that made such acts as Janis Ian or Peter, Paul and Mary so unforgettable. Whether it be the title cut (an ode to Jim Nunally?s former life as a welder) or ?Speed Limit,? a song about the fact that life doesn?t have to end at 40, the Nell & Jim Band own their story by continuing to release original and thought-provoking music.

Cost: $ 20.00
Rick Dougherty doesn't remember a time when he didn't sing and his beautiful tenor voice has garnered him compliments from Judy Collins, Chet Atkins and Tom Paxton, to name just a few. Rick played piano at home, but in high school he began playing guitar with a particular interest in finger-styles and within a year he was appearing in local coffee-houses in Pasadena. By the time he left the City College he was playing ragtime guitar and had been given a citation by the music department as one of its most promising students.

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry mine one of the more neglected segments of country music history: the period during the ?30s and ?40s when brother duet music was transitioning into, what is now known today as, bluegrass. Both masters of the bedrock instruments of old-time music, they collaborate with a vision that is both modern and ageless. As virtuosos of old-time mandolin, banjo & guitar, they dig deep into early country music and blues. With a seemingly limitless library of brother duets, audiences can expect to hear their favorite tunes along with traditional instrumentals, mother ballads and award-reaping originals. Their combined pedigree has enabled them to reach millions of people, including the more than 4 million regular listeners of A Prairie Home Companion, and also the of devoted fans of the Grammy Award-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou and Cold Mountain soundtracks.