Friday, 13 December 2013

Band/Artist Name:- Robin Roberts & Billie Preston

Band/Artist Name:- Robin Roberts & Billie Preston
Album Name: Pay-Day Motors
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Music Style: Folk, Bluegrass, Blues
Influences: Hank Williams

[Since 2008, the acoustic, contemporary folk musicians Robin Roberts and Billie Preston have been performing steadily at a variety of venues in Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding regional area. They were selected to play for the "Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival" in Buda, Texas in April of 2011 and are always on the lookout for fun and interesting places to bring their renditions of folk, blues, and bluegrass tunes. In January of 2010 they released a CD called "Pay-Day Motors" with fifteen original songs written by Robin that includes the fiddle playing of Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee Scott Piper and harmonica by Kirk Sorensen, both of Wichita. The CD has put their music in the hands of hundreds, and opened many doors for them as performing musicians.]

Billie Preston-Fredholm has been playing guitar since she was seven. Taught by her older sister, she quickly became a devotee of folk music. Later, she became interested in choral music and before long the two merged in a style that she practices to this day. Since 2008 she has performed as one half of a duo with Robin Roberts. In 2010 the pair released a CD called Pay-Day Motors. Preston (the name under which she performs) teaches voice and piano at Senseney Music in Wichita and is also a cantor and choir member at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

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