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About the video
Nothin' Fancy performs "Darby's Castle", a Kris Kristofferson cover at WNRN in
Charlottesville, Virginia on August 16, 2009
About the artists
Formed in 1994 in Lexington, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Nothin'
Fancy plays crisp, down-home bluegrass that ranges from traditionals to rootsy
Americana and from moody folk to energetic barn-burners.
The group, made up of singer/songwriter Mike Andes on mandolin, guitars, and
vocals; Gary Farris on guitar; Tony Shorter on bass; Chris Sexton on fiddle and
cello; and Mitchell Davis on pencillo and banjo, originally got together to enter a
band competition, which they won.
After nearly a decade of touring and playing together, Nothin' Fancy released
their debut, Once Upon a Road, on Pinecastle Records in June of 2002. The
record, beautifully produced by award-winner Don Rigsby, combines
distinguished playing, spirituality, and friendly charisma to form a tribute the spirit
and history of America.
In 2009 the group won SPBGMA's "Entertaining Band of the Year" award.
~ Charles Spano, All Music Guide