On Saturday, May 18th, Keystone Crossing and Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally will be sharing the bill at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette, CA, starting at 8 p.m. Mighty Fine Guitars is located at 85 Lafayette Circle, in the Lamorinda Music Store complex.

This will be a pass-the-hat party with a suggested donation of $15-$20 per person.
Please RSVP to stevie@mightyfineguitars.com to reserve space.

Larry Carlin and Claudia Hampe



Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally


Photos by Mike Melnyk


Originally from the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, Keystone Crossing -- Larry Carlin and Claudia Hampe -- is a delightful duo whose paths had crossed numerous times over the years until they finally met in the winter of 1995. The two attended the same grade school in 1959 near Valley Forge, PA, but did not know one another until some 36 years and 3,000 miles later. They met at Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA, Marin County's premiere nightclub, during a show by bluegrass great Peter Rowan. Their angelic harmonies hearken back to the early days of country and bluegrass music, as they sing songs of the famous brother duos of that era -- The Delmore, Louvin, and Everly Brothers -- as well as songs from contemporary duos such as Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Barry & Holly Tashian, and Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum. They have a CD titled "Crossing Paths."







Nell Robinson is a songwriter and vocalist, and has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, at The Kate Wolf Folk Festival and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Jim Nunally is an award-winning songwriter and guitarist, and a recipient of two Grammy Award certifications. He has toured extensively with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and John Reischman & The Jaybirds. Recently, Nell and Jim were featured at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts with a special show, Soldier Stories. They have a brand new CD titled "House & Garden" that will be officially released on May 21st. They will be singing songs from the CD at this show and some of the tunes will be featured in a PBS music series to be released later this year.