With 10 instruments between them and 53 strings to tune Otter Creek (www.ottercreekduo.com) burst onto the national Folk scene in 2012 with back to back hit albums on the Folk Charts. In the 4 years since the husband and wife duo began playing together, Otter Creek has won multiple awards for their virtuosic instrumentals, adept songwriting, and visionary arrangements of traditional and original tunes. They have drawn praise from around the country leading one critic to describe them as “a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect.” Their second album Shiver Into Spark (September 2012) has garnered attention as a collection of “songs that appeal to the heart and mind as well as the ear” and a work of “superb musicianship underpinned by stunning technique” (Greg Harness, Rootsworld Magazine).
Performance Dates: Please see our official website (www.ottercreekduo.com) for complete calendar as well as more audio, video, and photos.
What are People Saying?
"Two of the finest musicians America has to offer."
-Gene Bach,Siskiyou Bluegrass Show,KSYC 103.9FM, Yreka, California
"A couple of most mind-blowing musicians you'll likely ever hear in person... I'm still just hearing it in my head, and smiling.
-Joe Charbonneau, Sol Songs Concert Series, solsongs.com
"Full and focused arrangements often make this duo sound larger than two musicians."
- Greg Harness, Raido Boise, Rootsworld Magazine
~Folk Music Charts: #25 with back to back hit albums.
~2012 Utah State Banjo Champion
~1st Place, 2011 Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase
~2nd Place 2011 National Mandolin Championship, Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS
~2011 Utah State Fiddle Champion
~2011 Utah State Mandolin Champion
~2011 Official Showcase FAR West Folk Alliance
~2011 Finalist Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition
~2011 Favorite Folk Band, IAMA People's Choice Awards
~2011 Favorite Mandolin Player, IAMA People's Choice Awards
~2011 Alternate, NewSongs Showcase Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS
~2010 Winner, NewSongs Showcase Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS
Recent and upcoming performances include; Tom May's "River City Folk", The Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield, KS), 2011 Official Showcase at Folk Alliance FAR-West (Eugene, OR), The Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield, KS), SLCC TV "Brewin' Bistro", Groovefest, The Tucson Folk Festival, IAMA/Gallivan Folk and Bluegrass Festival, and the IAMA Local Concert Series 2010-11.