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Goldmine Pickers

Lonesome Gone

2008-05-05

Goldmine Pickers is a young, passionate, four-piece band weaving together roots and inspiration in bluegrass, jazz, folk and Irish traditions to create an energetic new space in Americana music. With memorable acoustic performances, the group has magnetized audiences in intimate to expansive concert halls, at festivals and on live radio shows with inspiring interplay between guitar, mandolin, upright bass and a fiery fiddler and soaring, heartfelt harmonies. Lead vocals are shared smoothly between Lukas Simpson (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica) and Jay Lapp (mandolin, guitar), with contributions by Sean Hoffamn (fiddle) -- they "capture the audience" with "really nice, tight three-part harmonies," described a reviewer at acousticguitar.com, who also said, "I was virtually stunned at the quality of play at the concert. [And] chemistry and stage presence weighed very nearly as much as musicianship in reasons for enjoying the concert."

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