The Lowest Pair

The Sanctuary is excited to welcome back, for the third time, some singing and songwriting pals from the Pacific Northwest, The Lowest Pair. Kendl and Palmer play banjo duets with the musical integrity of serious old-timers, and sing tunes playful and surreal with the whimsy of the forever young.

The Cowtown Serenaders will be providing an opening set of floaty folk songs and accordion/singing saw duets, dreamt up by Sanctuary resident artists Tayloranne Finch and Daniel Nickerson, with help from J St regulars Cyrus Smith and Hannah Lee Hoffman.

Sunday, October 13th
$10-25 sliding scale
doors at 7:30
music at 8:00

at the Sanctuary
1301 J St in Arcata


Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia’s indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee.

Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi.

"With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today."
-PASTE MAGAZINE, Hillary Saunders