Big Possum Stringband
At the Quarterdeck Narooma August 10th, 2019
Tickets $20 - Here Big Possum Stringband is the 21st century’s answer to the question, “whatever happened to Appalachian music?” Formed in 2017, the Possums are young, excited, and passionate about the rich legacy of traditional music of the American South. Contest winners Tessa Dillon (fiddle) and Seth Swingle (banjo) are joined by multi-instrumentalist Evan Collins to make oldtime country music’s hottest new band. Fresh off their 1st place win at the 2018 Clifftop festival (generally regarded as the most prestigious contest in the genre), the Possums are bringing their mix of breakdowns, showpieces, ballads and rounder songs to audiences around the nation and the world. With three-part harmonies, electrifying fiddle breaks and a pounding square-dance beat, the Big Possum will have you stamping, yelling and dancing along. Big Possum Stringband won 1st place in the 2018 old-time stringband contest at Clifftop! In addition to the band contest, Tessa won 3rd place in fiddle. After Clifftop, they headed to the Galax fiddlers convention where Big Possum won 5th place in the old-time band contest. Big Possum toured around the east coast of the US in November 2018, and are performing at Colorado on their debut CD release tour,before making are making their way to Australia and the Quarterdeck in August.
DOORS OPEN 6PM