One Up, Two Down (George Jackson, Andrew Small and Dan Watkins):
Three passionate young musicians hailing from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean George Jackson, Andrew Small and Daniel Watkins epitomise this modern music era where distance is less of a barrier than ever and music style is traversed through social media. These three lean lads are armed with some exciting music, new and old, which they recently recorded in Nashville Tennessee. Together these connoisseurs of coffee bring raw old-time power with bowed bass, bluegrass dexterity and folk story telling. And to top it off, they’re pretty nice guys, if they do say so themselves.
George and Dan are very excited to introduce to Australia for the first time Andrew Small, who 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 and is a performer with some of the biggest names in the business. George Jackson is the 7th generation in a line of New Zealand fiddlers dating back to the first settlers, a tradition bearer, composer and musical explorer. Daniel Watkins is a strong vocalist and encyclopedia of songs which he masterfully flat-picks on his Guitar hailing from Newcastle Australia.