The Littlest Birds bring their old-time, bluegrass, folk sound all the way from the Eastern Sierra of California. Julie Gribble rounds out the evening’s musical aesthetic with her lyrical storytelling wrapped in bluegrass, country and Americana.
The Littlest Birds are a nationally touring cello and banjo duo from the Eastern Sierra of California with a unique sound blending elements of bluegrass, folk, and old time. Together since 2010 they've performed 100s of shows across 24 U.S. States, and Canada, including festivals, concert series, radio stations, farmer's markets, fine restaurants, house concerts, weddings, bars, street corners, backyards, wine cellars, and even one 200 year old Misión deep in the heart of the Baja Peninsula.
Recently they've been busier than ever, with several festival performances including The Millpond Music Festival, Mateel Summer Arts Festival, San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Beartrap Summer Festival, and the prestigious Vancouver Folk Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada. A 2012 performance at Fiddler's Crossing in Tehachapi was recorded by Peter Cutler and rebroadcasted on KPFK's Folk Scene program hosted by Roz Larman in its entirety to listeners around California and beyond. They've performed with Elephant Revival, Melvin Seals & the JGB, Mountain Standard Time, The Brothers Comatose, Pharis and Jason Romero, Run Boy Run, Joe Craven, Mary McCaslin, Scott Miller & Reyna Gellert, and Carolina Story.
Both David Huebner and Sharon Martinson have classical music backgrounds supporting their current foray into Americana roots music. Some years ago you may've seen David on the Disney Channel, twice, as principal cellist of the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, which included a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Or you may've run into Sharon deep in the forests of the southeast as she studied southern pine beetle ecology for her PhD at Dartmouth College where she also played french horn in their chamber orchestra.
They're 2013 Fall U.S. Tour will focus on the eastern states. Both of their albums have been very well received, selling out of their initial runs and garnering airplay around the country. Material for a third album is ready and will be recorded soon.
Julie Gribble is a fresh face on the Americana / Country scene. Newly moved to Nashville, she has found her voice...a unique, powerful, and honest tone with one of a kind lyrical storytelling all wrapped up with hints of bluegrass, traditional country, with her main base in Americana.
Julie grew up doing theatre, then moved on to film and television. When she moved to LA she decided to see if her dream of being a singer/songwriter could be a reality. After only a few open mics, and a lot of time trying to figure out how to play her acoustic guitar by drawing the chords out on napkins, her first gig was offered to her. After that...she fell in love with music in a different way.
Within a year she had recorded a record, got signed to a small label and was on her first tour. Less than a decade later, Gribble's resume has been packed full of national TV guest appearances, constant touring, festivals, being the face of brands such as Hotel Indigo, numerous TV / film licensing on major network shows, an endorsement with Martin Guitars, and a large supporting role in a Sony Pictures film. Best part about all of this? She did it all on her OWN! Gribble is proof that hard work generosity, and honesty do pay off!