has twice been a first place winner at the prestigious Mount Airy, N.C., Fiddlers Convention in the Folk Songs category. Originally from Michigan, Suzanne is an accomplished percussionist, creating complex rhythms with implements such as spoons and bones. Her strong rhythm guitar playing provides a solid foundation for Jim’s banjo solos. On slower ballads and airs she often plays the flute. Jim Hale
has been at the forefront of the clawhammer style banjo playing revival. His innovative technique has been referred to as “eloquent,” “tastefully professional” and “powerful." From his early bluegrass band experiences, to leadership of award-winning string bands, to his career as a luthier, to terms as an author for music publications, he has been deeply involved in Americana Roots Music. In addition to Suzanne and Jim recordings, his playing has been featured on the TV miniseries "The Wild West."
For more about Suzanne and Jim, visit www.suzanneandjim.com.