Multi-instrumentalist, singer and Morris dancer Joe Danks joins folk fiddler and traditional singer Rowan Piggott for an entertaining evening of rhythmic and tuneful Appalachian music with a contemporary twist. The duo were introduced in 2021 following separate successful folk music careers and bonded over a shared passion for old-time Appalachian music. An initial campsite session led to living room jams, sharing lifts to sessions and ultimately the creation of a new old-time duo – Old Spot.
Joe’s rhythmic intensity and energy accompanied by his beloved five string banjo working harmoniously with Rowan’s studious passion for international folk traditions and his inventive five string fiddling make up the beating heart of Old Spot.
Expect foot-stomping old-time music on fiddle, banjo, gourd banjo & guitar. Influenced by contemporary musicians like Rayna Gellert and Jake Blount as well as first-wave recording artists like John Hartford and Bill Monroe, Old Spot sees two musicians from different traditions unite to explore a shared musical love, creating traditional music that is bursting with joy and imagination.