Julie and John Pennell are a performing duo and are songwriters. John has performed with numerous bluegrass bands, including Vassar Clements and an early Union Station featuring Alison Krauss. He plays guitar, bass, piano and trumpet. He has written songs performed by Alison (including “Jacob’s Dream,” “Too Late To Cry,” and the title track of her fourth Rounder album, “Every Time You Say Goodbye”), Eva Cassidy, Alan Jackson, the Infamous Stringdusters, the 14-time Grammy-winning Dan Tyminski and the late, great Harley Allen. Julie, a member of a large musical family that includes award-winning musicians, hales from Canada. She performs on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer. Her compositions such as “Let The World Slip Away” and “A Thousand Kisses” are now among the duo’s most requested numbers and her songs have won awards from the Central Canadian Bluegrass Association.
Julie and John are always at work on original music, may be engaged for both public and private events, and conduct song-writing workshops. For more information, contact them by email.