We love to travel and play in different places with different folk. Road trips are our kinda fun – Chris likes to drive and Jen likes to take photographs.
We’ve been very lucky over the last few months to be able to travel to some fantastic places, we live in a beautiful place and appreciate it all the more when we return after a road trip!
It’s a real challenge to get a good photograph from a moving vehicle and very satisfying when it works well.
The Kelly Country Pick is in beautiful Beechworth – always a real pleasure the visit a gorgeous town and have a pick with excellent musicians. KCP is all about the pickin’!
We had a great time, a perfect mix of pickin’ and performing.
It’s lovely to live in a beautiful place – very inspiring, going away often inspires us to experience our area at home with fresh eyes.
We were very lucky to be invited to return to Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival this year- a great time and really great performers – we felt blessed to be in such excellent company!
So we hit he road again – headed for South Australia.
Wirrina Cove is on the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula, a real pleasure to visit.
Despite some incredibly wild, wet and windy weather – we endured…..
Thanks to Lisa Martin for recording us on Sunday, in the wild windy tent! Jen was very ill all weekend with the flu but we endured! This is our version of the Ola Belle Reed song – I’ve Endured, which was inspired by South Australia’s own Cherry Pickers version of the same.
It’s always a pleasure to jam with great musicians and Wirrina was no exception.
As usual the most intrepid Ian Fisk was there documenting both festivals. He has become a stalwart presence at most events.
After a wild weekend of weather the sun peeped out briefly……..
and the wild weather followed us home again.
for a fortnight of unusually cold weather all the way from Antarctica.
Which bought some fantastic clouds our way and some welcome rain.
We headed north, but not too far to our first Guildford Banjo Jamboree.
We had a fun banjo-centric set all prepared.
We enjoyed playing with fine folk all weekend.
And appreciated the gorgeous historic area.
As always all photos by Jennifer Land unless otherwise credited
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