Davis, Locker & Winquist

ROSIE DAVIS (vocals, bass, banjo, autoharp) from a musical Liverpool family, has won the British Bluegrass Association’s Vocalist award, and is widely known to folk audiences for her work with Sisters Unlimited, and to folk festival goers for her entertaining “flatfoot” dancing and workshops, as well as square-dance calling. Rosie is also a fine song-writer, creating words and music with a strong traditional feel.






JOE LOCKER (vocals, banjo, guitar) from New York, learned folk music from his mother, and banjo-picking from his younger brother, then developed his skills at the famed Washington Square Park Sunday sessions in Greenwich Village. Since residing in Britain, he has played mostly with Tom Paley in the New Deal String Band, and has also appeared in concert and on record with many top American and British folk artists.




BOB WINQUIST (fiddle, harmonies) from Vancouver Island, is Britain’s master country-bluegrass fiddler. Known to audiences for his work with top UK bluegrass band A Band Like Alice, he is also a founder and organizer of the annual London Fiddle Convention at Cecil Sharp House, which has been running since 1992. When not playing folk music or jazz, Bob’s “day job” is freelance classical viola playing

ROSIE DAVIS, JOE LOCKER & BOB WINQUIST have all been a part of the UK and European folk scene for a great many years, and are well known individually by enthusiasts of traditional American-style music. They have always respected each others’ music, and have enjoyed playing together informally and in various combinations as band colleagues or on gigs – but only recently have they begun to perform formally as a separate group. In addition to their existing band duties, they are now available as a trio, presenting a lively and varied program of traditional and more recent material, and also featuring Rosie’s renowned Appalachian step-dancing.

See the band on Youtube - six whole numbers including two great clogging tunes!

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