From Australia, the two have teamed up for a NZ tour starting at the Wellington Bluegrass Society.
Dennis Duigan picks and hollers heartfelt songs of broken love, hardship and sorrow. His characteristic sound is born from a vocal falling somewhere between high lonesome and soulful blues, cast over a foundation of flatpicking and fingerstyle guitar, and clawhammer banjo.
Using this platform he draws from the vast canon of American roots music to deliver a selection of old time, pre-war blues and mountain folk songs, which speak to the ever-present woes of humanity. Live performances gravitate between upbeat toe tappers and pensive melancholic ballads, occasionally attempting to deliver an old fiddle tune or country blues rag. An EP with three original songs and two traditionals is in the pipeline for early 2019.
You might find Ramblin’ Ash Constance picking old country songs for grey nomads at a free camp in rural Victoria, or playing at a crowded blues bar in Brisbane city - wherever and whenever she turns up, there is always a story to be told and a tune to be sung. With a voice like birdsong and the rollicking, rough and tumble of a true traveller, she will break your heart then charm your socks off and leave you longing for a life on the road.