SPLIT BILL: Fiddlin’ Quinn & the Berry Pickers WITH Crowes Pasture
FIDDLIN’ QUINN & THE BERRY PICKERS
Time to give back to the community and highlight some of the incredible home-grown talent in and around Arlington!
We are a high energy, 5 piece intergenerational bluegrass vocal and instrumental group fronted by 14-year-old fiddle prodigy Quinn Eastburn. We enjoy presenting audience engaging performances including participatory singing. Fiddlin’ Quinn & members of The Berry Pickers are based in the Arlington area and have recently performed a sold out show at Club Passim. They have played at festivals including N.E. Americana, Earthfest on the Esplanade, Joe Val Showcase and others.
The Fiddlin’ Quinns have opened for Darol Anger, the Kennedy’s, Foggy Mtn Consort (at SJC the past two years) and others. Quinn has been heard on WMBR, WCRI and performed at the 92.9 Earth Fest on the Boston Esplanade. Quinn’s father Chris directs the 70 voice Family Folk Chorale & Newton Family Singers in the area.
Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a banjo-guitar romance. Crowes Pasture’s style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).
In just four years time, Crowes Pasture has quickly been making waves with two EPs and three full-length albums. They have been featured on the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Showcase Stage for four years running, performed at Club Passim, and were finalists in the 2019 and 2018 CT Folk Festival Competition. Their music has achieved airplay on over 70 stations nationwide and they’ve been featured on radio shows as far and wide as Tufts Freeform Radio in Boston to the national podcast, Sundilla Radio Hour.