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The Paper Collar Pickers


The Paper Collar 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 Albany International Folk & Shanty 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.

Craig Sinclair and Rod Vervest live at the Picture Factory (April 2023)


Fri Aug 18th - Sun Aug 20th: Sydney Folk Festival. Tickets.

Thurs Aug 24th: Petersham Bowling Club (Sydney). Tickets.

Sat Aug 26th: Nest Cafe Tumbarumba. Tickets.

Sun Aug 27th (matinee): Dalton Hall, Dalton. Tickets

Sun Aug 27th (evening): Old Canberra Inn, Canberra

Craig Sinclair and Rod Vervest live at Illawarra Folk Festival Jan 2023

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