This artist performed at the VFMF in 2017
Following decades of success in their respective careers, Northern California musicians Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band have teamed up, released a new album, “Baby Let’s Take The Long Way Home”, and are heading our way with a crackerjack band! Woohoo!
The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band brings five genre-busting artists together to play joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Alt-Roots, Folkabilly – whatever you want to call it – it’s original, very well done, and a true pleasure to hear. The band features Pete Grant on pedal steel, Jim Kerwin on bass fiddle and Jon Arkin on percussion.
Nell Robinson has been described as a “modern day Patsy Cline” and “one of the freshest voices in roots music.” Her 2014 release “The Rose of No-Man’s Land” was produced by Joe Henry (here on Friday with Billy Bragg) and became a PBS Special with its own episode in the Music Gone Public series.
Jim Nunally is a San Francisco Bay Area-native, a musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. As a guitarist and vocalist with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience for over 13 years, Jim joins master American guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music. He is a recipient of two Grammy and IBMA Awards and is a two-time Western Open Flatpicking Guitar champion.
Friends since 2009, Robinson and Nunally worked together on a number of projects before falling in love. Now they’ve rounded up an all-star band to bring some truly great music to you