Great Aunt  - appearing at the 26th Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues 2023 - Katoomba - NSW Australia

Great Aunt

There's a buzz about Great Aunt — theirs is a joyous and eclectic approach to making music.

Raw and austere, simple and bold; full of stomping feet and clapping hands, chants and harmonies, whispered words and soulful lament — that’s the music of Great Aunt. Listen, and you'll hear tales of joy and grief, whiskey and wine, gratitude and purpose-seeking.

Together, songwriter/instrumentalists Megan Bird and Chelsea Allen draw inspiration from the traditions of old-time, bluegrass and gospel music, and their diverse backgrounds in punk and jazz, to craft modern musical stories. The instrumentation and arrangements are bare and bold: using only various combinations of mandolin, guitar, or resonator with double bass and percussion, and the elegant voices of Bird and Allen in harmony.

Listen, and you'll hear tales of joy and grief, whiskey and wine, gratitude and purpose-seeking.