Not your mama's folk.
Royal Pine takes Robin Aigner's original old-timey folk songs, which she plays on guitar, banjo, ukelele, and adds Brook Martinez's hybrid sounds of tabla, washboard, harmonica, piano, xylophone and more. Robin's dewey lead vocals plus Brook's haunting harmonies add to the spine-tingling cacophony.
Legend has it the two were strangers till they shared a bill in New York City, where a mutual admiration led to the famed "Aigner/Martinez Draw." It was resolved peacefully, involving some sort of "contract" on somebody's "soul." The spawn? Royal Pine.
VENUES: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, The Stone Church, Pete's Candy Store, The Living Room, The Space, C-Note, Sidewalk Cafe, Freddy's Backroom, The Purple Fiddle, Westville Pub, Downhome, Empty Glass, The Garage, Tea Bazaar Mojo Room, Town Pump
RADIO: WDVX, Knoxville; SCAD, Savannah; WSCA, Portsmouth, NH
Royal Pine has shared bills with: The Be Good Tanyas, The Wiyos, The Everybodyfields, Old Crow Medicine Show, Matt Singer and many others.