Nobody’s Darlin

All Girl String Band

“If there was a doubt in anyone’s mind that women could excel at a historically male-dominated genre of music known as old-timey/bluegrass, the five women of the group Nobody’s Darlin’ would put that doubt to rest.” 
-The Holland Sentinel
“This isn’t your grandpa’s old-timey string band.” 
-The Kalamazoo Gazette
“From traditional Irish fare to American classics like "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," few do it better than Grand Rapids folk/bluegrass string band Nobody's Darlin'.” 
-The Grand Rapids Press


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“It was standing room only when it came to this show, and there were still audience members spilling out from under the tent of the Outer Fringe stage. This all-girl quintet was a huge crowd-pleaser, with audience members tapping their toes and singing along to all the songs the group played. Featuring impressive, finger-picking solos, notably by the banjo, mandolin and fiddle players, the quintet was greeted by whistles and hollers at the end of each song. The biggest hit with the crowd was the group’s take on June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” starting first with a slow build and then exploding into a jubilant frenzy. Though lead singer Sara Q was on vocal rest due to a throat condition, the quintet was not deterred, with Barb Weatherhead [bassist of The Weatherheads] taking over lead vocals. Overall, a fun romp that was definitely one of the highlights of Festival.” 
-Mary Mattingly reporting for Local Spins, on Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, 2013