Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Duo
“House & Garden was inspired by our love of natural life, of our gardens and the central place they play in our home-lives, our friendships and relationships. Jim and I were working one day, it was a beautiful spring day, and Jim said he’d started a song while thinking about the strawberry plants he has in his garden. His mother gave him the cuttings planted by his father, and though he passed on many years ago, his memory is kept alive in the garden. What a beautiful gift to reflect on your loved ones as you tend your flowers! We wrote the rest of the lyrics with specific flowers in mind and what they represent (love, faith, comfort).
We felt the album should be simple with spare instrumentation and a focus on stories, lyrics and vocal harmonies. The sound is refreshingly rich, with sweet surprises as the guitar and voices take on the sound of bees, mayflies, a music box, and even cello strings.”
Nell Robinson is a songwriter and vocalist, and has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, at The Kate Wolf Folk Festival and theHardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Jim Nunally is an award-winning songwriter and guitarist, and a recipient of two Grammy Award certifications, and has toured extensively with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and John Reischman & The Jaybirds. For more information about Jim, please visit jimnunally.com. Recently, Nell and Jim were featured at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts with a special show, Soldier Stories.