Kick & Banjo are Brian “Nugget” Gorby and Patrick “Pappy” Biondo, blending groove and tradition. Formerly with the Hackensaw Boys and Cabinet respectively, they are uniquely well-qualified to perform this music.
JP Biondo opens the show.
Pappy Biondo’s vocals are the perfect vessel for the storytelling-style of songwriting he is known for.
Banjo figures largely into the music, and Pappy’s picking prowess will come as no surprise to fans of Cabinet, the bluegrass/jam outfit he has helped propel to acclaim via lively and well-received shows on the touring and festival circuit. But Pappy is not all bluegrass. Drawing from the well of earthy rock, country, folk and gospel artists that have come before, like The Band, Grateful Dead, John Prine, his performances are low-key and understated, but the musicianship is of the highest order. Pappy is carrying on a tradition as old as the hills but, as new as each coming morning.