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THE bent folk NEWS

Friday 24 July 2015
Fat Cousin Skinny

Fat Cousin Skinny Fat Cousin Skinny is the alter-ego of the two core members of Oh Pep!

As the acoustic/folk/pop band Oh Pep!, Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs collaborate as songwriters and very talented muscians and singers, across a range of instruments.

Originally based in Melbourne, Oh Pep! have toured 1000s of kilometers performing their songs and when they’ve been stationary their songs have travelled further via the airwaves of national radio. In not many years they have won just about every award going, including last year's Folk Alliance Australia Youth Performer of the Year award at the National Folk Festival.

As Fat Cousin Skinny, Olivia and Pepita are all things Appalachian old-time.

They have travelled to the US and conducted an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond. They learnt from the greats in the homeland of the music, jamming with old-time musicians who have had the music handed down to them across the generations.

They travel light and instead of novelty t-shirts, Fat Cousin Skinny brought back two brainfuls of hillbilly haikus. Come hear the banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocal chords and fiddle played through the vessels of two young, exceptionally talented travellers.

You can sample Fat Cousin Skinny's music, or purchase it, on their Bandcamp site here.

Tickets available at the door - $20 or $15 members and concession.

Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval View Street, 8:00pm for an 8:15pm start.