I've been busy recently rehearsing and performing with my new bluegrass band, Mile Twelve. We have plenty of upcoming gigs in the New England area as well as a short tour of B.C Canada this spring. We're also getting ready to head into the studio to record our debut EP.
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2004 Heartland mahogany timeless timber 5 String Banjo made by Robin Smith in Nashville, TN.
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In her hometown, Koitiata, New Zealand, Catherine (BB) began her musical studies with banjo tutor, Mark Warren. A few years later she received the Frank Winter memorial award at the Auckland Folk Festival to travel to the USA and study with world renowned banjo players Tony Trischka, Alan Munde and Bill Evans. She won the Uncle Dave Macon banjo competition in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at just 15 years old and came runner up in the Rockygrass bluegrass banjo contest in Colorado. In 2007, she was invited to join Colorado bluegrass band, Long Road Home, to perform at bluegrass festivals throughout the USA. BB has toured extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia with the bluegrass band, Twisted Oak, in a banjo duet with tenor banjoist, Alex Borwick and most recently with Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan of Tattletale Saints. In 2010, she recorded her debut album, Village Green, which features original compositions and collaborations with some of the best acoustic musicians from all around NZ. BB travelled on a Massey University scholarship in 2011 to study at the Miles Davis program in Jazz studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and in 2012, completed her BMus in Jazz performance at the NZ school of music, being the first person to be accepted on the banjo. BB was was one of the 16 young string players from all over the USA to be invited to the 2013 Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah, Georgia to work with world-class artists such as Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, David Grisman and Darol Anger for an intensive week of classes, workshops and performances. In 2015, BB won 1st place in the Freshgrass Banjo Contest in North Adams, MA. Since re-locating to Boston, MA she has been busy teaching banjo and performing with award-winning guitarist, Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway, the Reunion Bluegrass Band and most recently with progressive bluegrass band, Mile Twelve.
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