I’d like to introduce the Black Mountain String Band!
It’s a joyous celebration of old time string band music, where fiddles and voices harmonise with the rhythms of the banjo, guitar and double bass. The band is Pablo Shopen on banjo and fiddle; Jacqueline Bradley on fiddle and banjo; Matt Nightingale on double bass any myself on guitar, fiddle and banjo. The entire band sings.
We are looking forward to playing the Mountain Grass Festival in November and will soon be able to make some exciting announcements for festival appearances for 2016.
Our first CD, titled ‘Time Traveller‘ is planned to be released in November 2015 and features both original and our arrangements of traditional material. We try to keep the old time string band genre flame burning bright and continue a tradition in Canberra that began with the first Black Mountain String Band – Pablo’s father’s band from the 1970s.