THE CHERRY PICKERS
One of our most memorable nights at The Barn at Wombat Flat was in our opening year, the night the power failed and the lights went down. The Cherry Pickers serenaded our audience under the glow of our emergency lights for their full set! It’s time we had them back…..and kept the lights on! You’ll love them!
The Cherry Pickers’ are a contemporary bluegrass band playing your favourite tunes from today and back in the day. Always on the search to “uncover” some hidden bluegrass in any song, their tasty arrangements are reverent to Bluegrass tradition. Coupled with their love of traditional tunes and their original songs, the Cherry Pickers make for an exciting and refreshing bluegrass experience. The Cherry Pickers appear regularly around Adelaide and have played at many festivals around the country including the National Bluegrass Festival, Mountain Grass, the Kelly Country Pick, JamGrass , the Fleurieu Folk Festival, Healesville Festival, Cullulleraine, Groundwater, Dorrigo Folk Festival and the Wirinna Bluegrass Festival. In 2016, the Cherry Pickers toured the US including playing at AmericaFest in Nashville Tennessee.
The Cherry Pickers are:
Mark Bandick – Guitar, vocals
Paul Cooper – Banjo, vocals
Rob Cooper – Dobro, vocals
Lou Evangelistis – Mandolin, vocals
Mae Napier-Traeger – Fiddle, vocals
Gage Stead – Bass, vocals
Caitlin Drew is a small town girl with a great big voice. She’s been singing since she was a seven year old and the girl from Burra says Carrie Underwood, Cold Chisel and Missy Higgins have all influenced her music.
Working with some great guitarists around Australia has seen her play soft acoustic rock sets in Karratha, WA; contemporary pop in the Adelaide Hills and country/folk on the West Coast of South Australia. Caitlin has fronted a Gospel Choir led by Tony Backhouse on a fundraising tour around Australia. She’s even had the opportunity to sing a Waif’s song with the group’s guitarist Josh Cunningham accompanying her!
Working with the choir was also an opportunity to tour the US and sing in Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans and Memphis. She says, “this experience really grounded me in my country roots and allowed me to explore not just music but the culture behind gospel, country and folk.”
2020 saw Caitlin open herself up to rock influence when she accompanied ‘Critical Limit’ at Rock the Ranges in Quorn, SA opening for The Zep Boys. 2021 will be a big year for her when she kicks off by opening for Oz country legend Adam Brand at Quorn and The Cherry Pickers at The Barn at Wombat Flat.
Ricca Terra Wines, Food stall, Eudunda Bakery goods, beer, soft drinks, hot drinks for you to purchase on the night.
NO BYO FOOD OR DRINK PLEASE.
Gates open 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm