old-time, melodic, roots

Bluegrass music can be traced back to its beginnings as a captivating duet: fiddle and banjo. Both instruments blended the influence of African and European cultures to create the core of Americana. Standing the test of time, this duo paints a picture of our history through music, and the essence of bluegrass is brought to life with 9 strings in Leanaway.

Mike Fritz and Hannah Barnes come from very different musical backgrounds. Mike polished his skills through bluegrass jams, and Hannah grew up playing classical violin music almost exclusively. Their differences in aesthetic are almost symbolic of their instruments' countries of origin, and blend together to create an expressive duet. Leanaway plays fiddle tunes of all varieties, encompassing old-time, Appalachian, and celtic music.