The Papercollar Pickers are Rod Vervest and Craig Sinclair, two musicians hailing from WA’s south coast, who share a common love for ragtime guitar, close harmonies and Albany’s granite coastline. Rod is a seasoned fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, fronting a series of successful musical projects, alongside his current role as Artistic Director for the Fairbridge Festival. Craig is an award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and dobro player, who plants his storytelling lyrics in the rich riverbed of old-timey and contemporary folk styles. This likely pair came together in 2010 to provide the rhythmic engine room for popular WA acoustic quintet the Pepperjacks, honing their tasty dual thumb-picking arrangements and single microphone technique. Now on opposite sides of the country (they are both inter-generational and inter-jurisdictional) they reunite in happy moments to celebrate the old stories, the old tunes and the mighty right thumb of old Big Bill Broonzy.

The Papercollar Pickers