The Lowest Pair – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – March 26th, 2019

The Lowest Pair

Inventive Americana duo from Olympia featuring singer/banjoists Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee

The Lowest Pair

Austin Quattlebaum

Tue, March 26, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

The Lowest Pair
The Lowest Pair
A blend of old-timey string music and indie folk, the Lowest Pair are a duo from Olympia, Washington featuring singers/banjoists Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. A native of Arkansas, Winter migrated to the Pacific Northwest in the late 2000s where she signed with esteemed, Olympia-based indie K Records, releasing a string of rustic, indie folk albums beginning with 2010's Apple Core. Meanwhile, Minneapolis native Lee spent several years honing his songcraft and banjo picking as the frontman of Twin Cities bluegrass outfit the Boys 'n the Barrels. The two met at a bluegrass festival in Winona, Minnesota in 2009 where they were both performing. The two remained friendly, but it wasn't until January 2013 that Lee pitched the idea of making a record together. Intrigued by the possibilities of a double-banjo duo, Lee headed to Olympia where the two began writing and performing together. Working with producer Dave Simonett of the progressive bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles, they recorded their debut album, 36¢, which was released on New York indie Team Love Records. Their follow-up, The Sacred Heart Sessions, arrived a year later.
Austin Quattlebaum
Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Austin Quattlebaum's sound is tinged with southern low country marsh land blues. It wasn't until attending college in the hills and mountains of the southern Appalachians that traditional bluegrass and old time music began to push its way into his work.

Offering rowdy singer/songwriter type solo shows, he is sure to leave the crowd stomping for more. With a blend of gritty originals and tasteful covers, he weaves both 3 finger bluegrass banjo, clawhammer old time banjo and flat-picking guitar songs into his sets. Often switching between mandolin and dobro as well. Sung with a bit of gravel in his throat, his sultry tunes are sure to keep the crowd aroused.