BIOGRAPHY

 Following decades of success in their respective careers, Northern California musicians Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band are touring this year with a brand new album, BABY LETS TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME. Look for them this year at the Freshgrass Festival and the Vancouver Folk Festival

The new video for the album’s title track is now available on No Depression (click here to view) and Paste (click here to view). It co-stars a gorgeous 1960 Chevy Impala. Nunally and Robinson co-wrote the song driving home from a show in Los Angeles. 

Nunally, a Grammy and IBMA Award recipient, and Western Open flatpicking champion, tells No Depression, “We were driving home from L.A. on our tour, talking about getting off the main road and taking the long way. Then we actually did it! It made the trip so much more interesting and enjoyable, not taking the same route everyone else takes.” 

Robinson, hot off a tour for her PBS show/album Rose of No Man’s Land, produced by Joe Henry and featuring Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, John Doe, and author Maxine Hong Kingston adds, “It’s about being in a different time in your life too. So, the idea of turning off the phone, not using the GPS, and maybe even getting lost – wouldn’t that be fun?” 

Friends since 2009, Robinson and Nunally teamed up for a number of projects before falling in love. For Baby Lets Take the Long Way Home, they rustled up what became their dream team: , bass fiddle player Jim Kerwin (David Grisman, Jerry Garcia), and percussionist Jon Arkin (Lee Konitz, Gene Perla). 

Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally have appeared at the Kennedy Center, Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, PBS series Music Gone Public, Kate Wolf Music Festival and Strawberry Music Festival

 
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NEW ALBUM


PRESS QUOTES

Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally love the road, and they revel in the adventure of uncovering new corners of this old world that people call home.
— NO DEPRESSION
The latest project from Jim Nunally, a guitar picker who’s been highly regarded for playing bluegrass with tone, taste and timing for a very long time has teamed up with Nell Robinson for some California country!
— INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOC.
Nell Robinson, Jim Nunally, and their collaborators have conspired to make some great musical memories here.
— [9 out of 10 stars] SKOPE MAGAZINE
Fans of Americana and roots music will, naturally, love this release. Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band have, however, crafted an album with ‘Baby Lets Take The Long Way Home’ that will appeal to many.
— [9 out of 10 stars] INDIE MUSIC REVIEW
The term ‘all star band’ has bandied around the mainstream music scene for so long that it virtually has no bounce. However, there are occasions when it isn’t just some public relations puffery designed to shifts a few more units. Instead, it genuinely reflects a rare convergence of enormous talents. The teaming of Jim Nunally with vocalist Nell Robinson deserves top billing on its own.
— GASHOUSERADIO.COM

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