Welcome to the One Up, Two Down Electronic Press Kit. You’ll find links below to downloadable tracks, photos, bio, stage plan, press quotes and contacts.
One Up, Two Down Bio:
One Up, Two Down hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean. Fiddler George Jackson and guitarist Daniel Watkins, from New Zealand and Australia respectively, are back to back winners of the Australian Bluegrass Scholarship ('12, '13) and veteran touring musicians in the Australian bluegrass scene. Together with North Carolinian old time multi-instrumentalist and Yale School of Music trained (MM '13) double bassist Andrew Small, they bring together raw old-time groove, bluegrass dexterity, and folk storytelling. The music showcases a deep knowledge and respect for tradition while simultaneously establishing these musicians as boundary pushing musical explorers. No barrier is too great to stand between musicians with a powerful musical connection and One Up, Two Down is a perfect example of music bringing people together. They have recently released their debut EP, recorded in Nashville, TN.
Stage Plan (PDF)
"The self-titled EP from George Jackson, Andrew Small and Daniel Watkins is a piece of pure folk gold. It’s a shame that Small lives in the states as the opportunities to see One Up, Two Down are limited, but if you do get a chance to see them grab it with both hands. On the surface this is a bluegrass release but these guys are so well versed in the folk traditions that you can feel celtic, blues and country influences creeping in to make a wonderful, folky mess." - Timber and Steel
"If you haven't had a chance to hear these guys yet then you're sorely missing out..." - Timber and Steel
George Jackson (booking/logistics):
Andrew Small (booking/online presence):
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