Track #3 - "Carefree Gum Tree Canoe"
Allie Burbrink (of The Whipstitch Sallies) (June)
Allie Burbrink grew up as a farm girl in the vast cornfields of southern Indiana, where she taught Language Arts for seven years. She loved music from an early age and taught herself guitar as a teenager. After getting turned on to bluegrass and old-time in her mid-twenties, she studied clawhammer banjo at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Allie now showcases her talent in a band of “bluegrass rockers with panache”, The Whipstitch Sallies, in which she writes, sings, and plays banjo, guitar, and harmonica. They are in their 6th year and have performed across the country from Appalachia to Hawaii. Allie is dedicated to improving her craft and has had the pleasure of learning from a variety of musical mentors, including David Brose, Frank Lee, Ryan Spearman, Catie Curtis, and Pat Pattison.
Photo by Melissa Williams