The 3 Jimmies
The 3 Jimmies consist of a Scot, an Englishman and a token Australian. Jimmy Rush & Nigel Lever had been playing for many years with the well-known bluegrass band, Acoustic Shock, when they met up with Quentin Fraser, who was part of the Wollongong Bluegrass scene. All three players discovered a common love for playing fiddle tunes on guitar – and could be often found at folk festivals picking until their finger’s bled. At some point in time they decided that it would be a good idea to present bluegrass flat-picking guitar as ‘The 3 Jimmies’. Mandolin is occasionally ‘allowed’, as is the occasional Hank William’s song, and even some great Dobro. All three members of the band have been playing together in bluegrass line-ups over the last 20 years, including Karen Lynne, Acoustic Shock, 3 Marketeers, The Willing Ponies…the list goes on. (Yes, we know there’s only one band member named Jimmy – a mere technicality).