A WELCOME RETURN TO THE CHAPEL FOR THE LOWEST PAIR – KENDLE WINTER and PALMER T LEE
Kendl comes from Arkansas, but she found her way to the Pacific Northwest after high school. The evergreens and damp air of Olympia, Washington, and the boundless music scene, had equal draw. She released three solo records on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in ramblin’ folk bands and anarchic punk bands before starting The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee.
Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the Midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi.
Over the next five years, they recorded and released four albums of original songs and one covers album, named I Reckon I’m Fixin’ On Kickin’ Round To Pick A Little, Vol. 1. They toured the U.S., or rather, they tour the U.S., in their own version of The Never Ending Tour, racking up over 500 shows, from Bellingham, Washington to Bangor, Maine, from The Shetland Islands to The Bell Inn in Bath. A new album from the duo is coming soon.
“If you listen to no other bands or musical outfits in the Americana genre this year, listen to The Lowest Pair. This duo isn’t interested in merely making music of a moment that’s soon forgotten – these are songs well-lived in that aspire to last long after their writers have shuffled away.” – No Depression
“…a welcome as a worn path through familiar woods nonetheless populated by mystery and myth, holding, perpetual promise for new discovery …stunning records with really beautiful melodies and instrumentation.” – Popmatters
“This duo is, I dare my hand for stabbing in the fire, one of the leading ensembles of what became a new kind of American folk music will prove to be.” – Rootstime
“The Lowest Pair on their albums have provided a storm force breath of fresh air that has an almost overwhelming quality and originality with nothing done to bring them in line with any contemporaries, very few though they are.” – Americana Roots UK
“There’s a mysterious beauty permeating Winter’s vocal and strongly melodic banjo line achieves a hypnotic quality soon after the soon begins.” – Indie Artist Alliance
“Music for sunshine and mint juleps” – Folk radio UK
“World-class banjo riffs, timeless folk song influences, and haunting vocals.” – MPR/ The Current
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