The Americana Music Series at Justice Snow’s welcomes acoustic folk artists Pearl & Wood for a live music performance on Sunday, March 19th at 9pm. Hailing from the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, Pearl & Wood (Natalie Spears & Ellie Barber) weave silvery harmonies, raw banjo, and refined cello to deliver a fresh taste of Americana.
From Natalie’s website:
History stores itself in the old time tunes and folk songs that Natalie brings to life. Blue notes and syncopation from years of listening to her father’s piano weave into her music. The raw rhythms of Natalie’s banjo, bass, and piano groove beneath her soulful voice, singing of life’s joys and sorrows.
Born and raised in the heart of Washington DC, Natalie began playing piano at age five and by fifth grade was lugging the upright bass on the school bus three days a week. For a time, she focused more on sports. However, the vibrant folk scene of a small mountain town in Colorado reconnected Natalie with music in her early twenties.
While playing bass in an old-time band, Natalie fell in love with the banjo, and since then, has dedicated herself to learning clawhammer style banjo.