One Up, Two Down hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean. Fiddler George Jackson and guitarist Daniel Watkins, from New Zealand and Australia respectively together with North Carolinian double bassist Andrew Small, they bring together raw old-time groove, bluegrass dexterity, and folk storytelling.
In many ways, Shame, the new album from 27-year-old Nashville Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman is an exploration of growing up female in America. Shame is lush and varied aided by the production and recording talents of Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin. Musically inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman's influences are myriad, however years spent playing traditional music shine through in the albums firmly rooted sound.