Little Rabbit "Watching Over Joan" Album Launch + Fat Cousin Skinny
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Bluegrass trio Little Rabbit launch their debut full-length album, "Watching Over Joan"
Recorded to tape at The Aviary Studios in Abbotsford, the new CD features 13 original songs and tunes from Kat Mear (fiddle), Kimberley Wheeler (bass) and Pete Fidler (dobro).
Kat, Kim and Pete are familiar faces on the Australian bluegrass scene, with extensive performance and recording resum s with acts including Dan Hicks, Uncle Bill, Bluestone Junction, Big Bug Trio, Mustered Courage and Pete Denahy.
The band's influences range from old-timey fiddle tunes and murder ballads to tearaway bluegrass instrumentals and country/folk Americana.
Little Rabbit return to the Spotted Mallard having recently supported Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass at the venue during his Australian tour.
Supporting Little Rabbit are old-timey duo, Fat Cousin Skinny (featuring members of Oh Pep!)
Kat Mear, Kim Wheeler and Pete Fidler make up Little Rabbit, originally getting together with a passion to play an unconventional mixture of Bluegrass, Pop, Old Time and Americana musical styles.
Their music is a mixture of traditional songs and tunes, and original compositions that are always crowd pleasers. Kat, Kim and Pete are all long standing Old Timey and Americana enthusiasts; and it shows.
Kat has been holding a fiddle almost since she could walk, and it shows in her fantastic energetic playing, and gorgeous singing voice. Together with Kim, the band features amazing harmonies and lively rhythms.
Kim says she decided to buy a bass because she had purchased a large car and wanted an instrument sized to match. That might not be completely accurate - because she also has a passion for playing that makes the upright bass seem a natural choice.
Pete Fidler has mastered dobro and guitar bringing delicious picking' solos and improvisations to the musical mix, obviously in defiance of his name which foretold another musical direction. Pete journeyed through electric guitar and banjo before finding his true musical home.