Gemini Junction burst onto the music scene in 2016 with their debut album release (featured in the June Troubadour magazine), but you've no doubt seen these folks around. They've played at the Spring Harp Fest, the Ocean Beach Chili Cookoff, and San Diego Folk Heritage concert series.
Annie Rettic is a classically trained singer and violist, but early on found that roots music, besides being just plain fun, allows her to better connect with the audience. Richie Strell is a harmonica phenomenon, winning the Best New Player award at the Spring Harp Fest, and being called on stage to play with everyone from the Beat Farmers to the Bayou Brothers. Given the chance, he will also break out his musical spoons, and maybe even a kazoo. JT Moring provides a strong rhythm focus and taps into his Kentucky & Texas heritage to bring life to the older material they play, from Carter Family to Townes Van Zandt. All three are accomplished songwriters, and address modern topics in traditionally-inspired song structures and instrumentation. The choice of strong material, blend of lead and rhythm instruments with multiple voices has made Gemini Junction an audience favorite.
A deep song collection - featuring traditionals, covers, Irish tunes, and originals - allows performances to be tailored appropriate to the occasion. Examples follow - these are a fraction of our catalog.
Traditionals: Coming Round the Mountain, I Know You Rider, Little Maggie, Midnight Special, Nine Pound Hammer, Pallet on the Floor, Shady Grove, You Are My Sunshine
Covers: Dead Flowers, Glendale Train, If It Hadn’t Been for Love, Norwegian Wood, Paradise, Proud Mary, Ring of Fire, Steel Rails, This Land is Your Land, Wagon Wheel, You Ain’t Going Nowhere
Irish & Sea Shantys: All for Me Grog, Cockles and Mussels, Danny Boy, Drunken Sailor, South Australia, Star of the County Down, Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover, fiddle tunes
Children's: Comin' Round the Mountain, Ain't No Bugs on Me, The Ants Go Marching, Doggie in the Window, Old Dan Tucker, Old McDonald
Originals: Baby’s Got a Pistol, Bottom of the Well, Caffeine, Catfish, Dead at Your Desk, Monkey Stew, Strange Sound, Reno, Wagon Master