“So, what are the Nellies up to these days?”

The Barefoot Nellies at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Photo by Ray Bussolari.

We’ve been hearing that a lot lately. Thanks for asking!

We’re playing at Amnesia on Monday, April 26 and at the Starry Plough on Thursday, May 6, so if you live in the Bay Area, there’s a Nellies show near you sometime soon. But if you haven’t seen as many gigs on our calendar lately, it’s for a couple of good reasons.

First of all, it’s wedding season. The Nellies love to play at weddings, and we do it a lot this time of year. What could be more fun than a wedding? Everybody’s having a good time. You’ve got the happy couple, of course, but there’s also the kids in party clothes rolling ecstatically on the lawn and the grownups cutting the rug. At a wedding a couple of years ago, the bride’s grandfather sat in with us on fiddle for a few songs. Maybe we’re hopeless romantics, but we think a wedding is pretty much a dream gig.

And also, we’re getting started on another recording. If you’ve done any recording yourself, you know that’s not a quick and easy project. But we’re very excited about it, and we promise to keep you posted.

So, what have you been up to lately?


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