While we’re still planning to bring a full band line-up of The Reckless Abandoners together occasionally, we also have a new Yorkshire based duo project! Maria and Phil formed Phrase & Fable in early 2019 and have been busy rehearsing and working up material throughout the year. They also performed a handful of gigs, including Marsden Acoustic Nights and their first festival set at Tamworth Bluegrass Festival. We’re currently booking dates for 2020 and already have a few in the diary – check out the upcoming gigs page .
Yorkshire-based Phrase & Fable perform a mix of mellow Americana and folk classics, upbeat traditional bluegrass standards and fine original songs, with some great harmony singing. Maria Wallace (vocals, clawhammer banjo, fiddle) is known for her powerful bluesy voice, as well as for her award-winning grassroots music promotion venture True North Music. Phil Stott (vocals, guitar, mandolin) is a talented acoustic musician who has played in many bluegrass, folk and ceilidh bands over the years, including Cowbaby and the Doghouse Irregulars. Since 2016, Maria and Phil have performed together at numerous bluegrass festivals with their full band The Reckless Abandoners.