Nell & Jim Band
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Nell & Jim Band

Berkeley, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Berkeley, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Americana Folk



The best kept secret in music


"No Depression"

"A set of songs with presence, enjoyable from beginning to end. A nostalgia that never interferes with the stability of the songs; it isn’t that the songs sound old, rather they remind you of something in the past.” -

"Billboard, Music News Nashville"

“There’s an earthiness to these cuts that will almost make you think you are listening to some alternate cuts from a Carter Family session from the 1930s. The writing and the instrumentation are that much old-school sounding that it will no doubt take you back.” -

"All Music Guide"

“I was quite startled by the 
sheer purity of their voices, and 
stark arrangements of these songs,
 and the gorgeous lyrics.” -

"Gashouse Radio"

“The term ‘all star band’ has bandied around the mainstream music scene for so long that it virtually has no bounce. However, there are occasions when it isn’t just some public relations puffery designed to shifts a few more units. Instead, it genuinely reflects a rare convergence of enormous talents. The teaming of Jim Nunally with vocalist Nell Robinson deserves top billing on its own.” -

"KYAC Radio"

“The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band is a breath of fresh air, familiar but intelligent lyrics and with a melody you won’t forget.” -



UPCOMING RELEASE: Steel - Coming soon, 2019
Baby, Let's Take the Long Way Home - 2017
North, South, East, and West - 2016
House & Garden - 2013



The Nell & Jim Band bring all of your favorite elements of authentic music together, creating a genre-busting sound that combines Americana, folk and bluegrass music. The “beloved Bay Area bluegrass stars” (San Jose Mercury News) have been featured on Prairie Home Companion, FreshGrass Festival, Vancouver Folk Fest, the PBS television series Music Gone Public and La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France.

Coming from a family of gifted storytellers, Nell Robinson has been described as one of the freshest voices in roots music. Jim Nunally is a San Francisco Bay Area-native, a musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. Jim joins master American guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music. Jim Kerwin is considered simply one of the best string bass players in the country. Playing with David Grisman for over 30 years, he is featured on all of Grisman’s Jerry Garcia recordings. Jon Arkin is a versatile, gifted percussionist who is known for his performances & recorded work in a wide variety of musical contexts. He has performed with jazz greats such as Lee Konitz, Gene Perla, and Ira Sullivan. Renowned San Francisco musician and accordion player Rob Reich joined the band in 2017 and is best known for his work with Tin Hat, Gaucho, and Circus Bella. This is truly an all-star band!