Lyrebird is a perfect marriage of old-time and bluegrass. Their music features the intricate and artful banjo work of Jenny Shimmin, paired with the soulful lilting vocals and deft fiddle of Danielle Vita. There is a strong focus on original songs which are both haunting and visceral. Jenny Shimmin is one of the pioneers of bluegrass banjo in Australia, having played with many of the greats and and performed in many bluegrass festivals in and around the USA. Danielle Vita, New York native, was the first place winner in the vocal category of the 2020 Deer Creek Fiddler’s Convention and her original music was awarded Category Finalist and Juror’s Top Five in the 2020 Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest. Lyrebird has performed at the Mountaingrass 2019 Festival in Beechworth, Victoria. They are currently working on their first full length album of originals, expected to be released before 2022.

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