In the southern Appalachian mountains, fiddle and banjo players have been reveling in the complimentary textural relationship of the two instruments for hundreds of years. The rhythmic momentum, undeniable warmth & endless potential of this down-home duet is celebrated in it’s full spirit by Brendan Cooney and Nikolai Fox. Cooney (banjo, mandolin and vocals) and Fox (fiddle, guitar and vocals) established Noggin Hill in collaboration with the visceral, adept and fluent bassist, Chris Coyle in 2009. This undeniably danceable and fantastically listenable band are up to their funny hats in mountain sounds and also incorporate musical elements of bluegrass, folk-jazz, and the american songbook. Other rotating band members include: Zach Fay (fiddle, guitar, vocals) Isaac Stanford (dobro, guitar) Sasha Hsuczyk (fiddle, vocals) and Ian Sigler (guitar, vocals).
above: Noggin Hill performs en plein air for cocktail sippers. Private event at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Center. photo by Shira Yudkoff www.shirayudkoffweddings.com/