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House Concert-The Lowest Pair
June 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
“One of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today.”
Back by popular demand AND supporting TWO new albums! The Lowest Pair features the dual banjo (and at times, guitar) playing of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, who turn traditional playing styles into piercing, modern songs.
If you think two banjos equals bluegrass, think again, friend, because Bluegrass this ain’t. The Lowest Pair delivers modern melodies and stirring lyrics atop spare acoustic instrumentation to create a truly unique sound. Ask anyone who caught them in October – This show is not to be missed.
“Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee write about living and dying the way you’d write about waiting for a cake to bake.”
The Lowest Pair features the dual banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon, their music has been hailed by many outlets and American Songwriter praised their ”earnest, earthy songcraft.”
Arkansas-born and now homesteading in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent with a little Olympia twist.
Palmer T. Lee who hails from Minneapolis was nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Palmer’s songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his percussive wordplay and the melodic interludes of his own unique style played on a pieced together banjo.
Be it Kendl’s punk roots, her admiration for the traditional American songbook or the gravitational pull she sensed drawing her to Olympia, it’s her combining these talents and creative impulses with Palmer’s Midwestern charm, the long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford and the strange moment of fate that left him with two inherited banjos as a young man; this combination has resulted in a uniquely original sound that is The Lowest Pair.
Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm.
Please Note that all events at 58 Main are supported by donation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and is what allows us to continue bringing awesome musicians to Bangor.
For those that may have difficulty navigating stairs…this event will be held on our second floor and our bathroom is in the basement. We do not have a lift or elevator. We apologize for any inconvenience.