Some fresh sounds on a fine fall day. Lucy Wise and the B'Gollies hail from Australia, Melbourne I believe. Lucy is a mighty fine fiddler, with a beautiful voice. The rest of the B'Gollies are also talented in there own right (more info below).
Check out a couple of live performances and that will give you the urge to go seek out their self titled new album. Might good stuff.
Fairbridge Festival 2011
Something Pocket Sized
Lucy Wise at Fairbridge, fresh from the National Folk Festival in Canberra.
Here's a touch of Lucy as a solo violinist, a couple of years ago.
Lucy Wise playing an old time fiddle tune she learned from Rayna Gellert.
From a very musical Margaret River family, Lucy Wise is 20, but well seasoned. A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer, she leads an excellent band. Prediction: within this decade she will be a noted songster, worldwide. Lucy Wise & the B’Gollies is Lucy’s first full-length album as singer-songwriter. Her songs are vivid, intimate, observant, often poignant. They are never self-important, pretentious, whining. In this context (she plays many instruments) Lucy sings and plays acoustic guitar, Appalachian dulcimer and ukulele. Sound Engineer Mischa Herman is also the accordionist.The other three B’Gollies – double bassist Holly Downes, violinist Chris Stone and acoustic guitarist/harmony singer Graham McLeod – are also an excellent trio in their own right, as String Contingent. Holly is one of the select few bassists who can really use the bow.[exystence]