Bay Area Band Achieve National, Hometown Recognition for ‘Baby Let’s Take the Long Way Home’
Bay Area musicians Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band have numerous reasons to celebrate in their hometown this week.
Their new album, Baby Let’s Take the Long Way Home, debuted on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart. Nunally is a two-time IBMA Award-winning guitarist who participated in the Grammy-winning collection, True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe.
Robinson is a former nonprofit executive who is now pursuing her dream career in music and songwriting. The band’s new music will be spotlighted in the PBS series Music Gone Public. The episode will have its national premiere on KIXE on June 8, followed by airings throughout the U.S. later this year.
Peter Berkow, the show’s Emmy Award-winning director, stated, “Jim Nunally steps up as a frontman, after decades as go-to vocalist and guitar slinger for elite bands like David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. He is joined in harmony with Nell Robinson’s classic voice – stirred in with powerful, poignant original songs. Add a rhythm section of veteran sidemen and you have the perfect program for PBS viewers.”
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band will host two album release parties with back-to-back appearances at Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley on June 10-11. Later this month, they will travel to Nashville, where Nunally will be a featured instrumentalist inside the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The band’s newest video for the album’s title track premiered on No Depression.
June 10-11: Berkeley, California (Aurora Theatre Company)
June 16: Anaconda, Washington (Washoe Theater)
June 17: Bozeman, Montana (Story Mansion)
June 22: Redding, California (Pilgrim Congregational Church)
June 23: Chico, California (Chico Women’s Club)
June 25: Nashville, Tennessee (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
June 28: Nashville, Tennessee (Belcourt Taps)
July 14: Camano Island, Washington (Que Sera Art & Wine Loft)
July 15: Vancouver, BC, Canada (Vancouver Folk Festival)
July 17: Central Saanich, BC, Canada (Butchart Gardens)
Sept. 17: North Adams, Massachusetts (FreshGrass Music Festival)
Sept. 22: Folsom, California (Harris Center For The Arts)
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