The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair


  • September 25, 2019 at 7:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $15 advance | $18 door

Kendl Winter started out in Arkansas, but upon graduating from high school she found her way to the Pacific Northwest. Drawn by the evergreens, the damp air, and a boundless music scene, she ended up in Olympia, Washington, where she was soon performing in both ramblin’ folk groups and anarchic punk bands. Eventually she released three solo records on indie label K Records, and in 2013 formed The Lowest Pair with fellow musician Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo at age 19, from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after, he decided to become a songwriter, and was soon cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the Midwest festival circuit. It was on one of those tours, on the banks of the Mississippi, where he and Kendl first met. They have since released four albums of original material, as well as a collection of covers. Says Americana Roots, “Their albums provide a storm-force breath of fresh air [with] overwhelming quality and originality.” Raves No Depression, “If you listen to no other Americana this year, listen to The Lowest Pair. The duo isn’t interested in merely making music of a moment that’s soon forgotten; these are songs that will last long after their writers have shuffled away.” In their own version of The Never Ending Tour, The Lowest Pair has performed in more than 500 venues, from Bellingham, Washington to Bangor, Maine, from the Shetland Islands to the UK’s legendary Bell Inn.