"Fascinating stuff!" - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales
"Fellow Pynins will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies... They will have you traveling far and wide to hear them again."
~ LISA DUNN, BBC
AMERICAN STORY TELLERS & ROOTS FOLK DUO WEAVING BANJO, GUITAR, MANDOLIN & BOUZOUKI BENEATH FOXY VOCAL HARMONIES...
FELLOW PYNINS IS A TENDER DUO BIRTHED OUT OF YEARS OF TRAVELING, FARMING, CHILDREARING, AND TOURING WITH THEIR 6 PIECE FOLK ORCHESTRA, PATCHY SANDERS. AFTER THE CLOSING OF PATCHY SANDERS, DANI AUBERT AND IAN VAN ORNUM NATURALLY BEGAN TO CRAFT THEIR whimsically woven folk tales AS A FAMILY DUO. THEIR SONGS TELL OF STORIES OLD, DREAMS OF DEATH, FROLICKING THROUGH PASTURES OF SHEEP, AND ENTERING THE CHASMS OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE. FELLOW PYNINS LIVE PERFORMANCES ARE INTIMATE, WOVEN WITH STORIES, LAUGHS, AND PRESENCE, AND THRIVE ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE AUDIENCE.
"Spellbinding" - Country Music People
FELLOW PYNINS FIRST ALBUM, HUNTER & THE HUNTED WAS RECORDED LIVE IN ASHLAND, OREGON IN AN EARTHEN STUDIO IN MARCH 2016. IT IS COMPRISED OF 10 ORIGINAL SONGS, WITH OLD TIMEY CLAWHAMMER, TENDER FINGER PICKING GUITAR, Mandolin, BOUZOUKI AND GENTLE VOCAL HARMONIES.
"OUTSTANDING HARMONY SINGING ON A RECORDING FULL OF LOVE" - FROOTS MAGAZINE
NOTABLE PAST PERFORMANCES WITH THEIR 6 PIECE FOLK ORCHESTRA INCLUDE:
HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE FREIGHT & SALVAGE, THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, ALBERTA ROSE THEATER, WOW HALL, KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER, WINTERGRASS, BRITT FESTIVAL, OREGON COUNTRY FAIRE, WHOLE EARTH FESTIVAL.
FELLOW PYNINS WORKSHOPS
Offering workshops is one of our favorite ways to connect with the community as we travel and tour. We can hold workshops in songwriting or harmony singing.
The interactive Songwriting Workshop focuses on inspiration for composition, how to build a local community of songwriters circles, and building the courage to share your songs. We open the workshop for people to share their original songs and to receive support and feedback from the rest of the group. Our main intention is to build confidence and encourage the community to hold periodical songwriters gatherings.
Our Harmony Singing workshop is an all inclusive, hands on singing experience. We teach easy to learn rounds, and short songs from many vocal traditions around the world. Empowering beginners to open their voice and learn harmonies, engaging more experienced singers to learn advanced rhythms and harmonies whilst creating an on the spot choir is our main agenda!
Wintergrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Singing Alive, Plants enchant, California World Festival, and many public home workshops.