Lost Penny originally formed as a duo with Erin Dahlby on mandolin and Nadine on guitar. They first met at a local bluegrass jam in Estes Park, Colorado. Nadine had been performing as a singer-songwriter, and Erin had been performing in a 3-piece bluegrass band. When by chance in circumstances they were playing the same venue, Nadine spontaneously invited Erin to sit in on her solo performance. They quickly discovered they had a compatible drive and passion to make music, and that their voices blended magically. They knew they had a sound and energy that needed to be shared, and a well-matched sense of humor and playfulness with words and wit. Now, they play as a full band as often as possible, joined by Steve Tice on upright bass and have had guest fiddle players, such as Jackson Earles and Derek Gray. Soon, they will be recording original songs, such as Dolly Do, a song begging the question, what would Dolly do?--written by Nadine.
Their songwriting is clever and memorable, and their arrangements of old standards is refreshing. Their music is harmony-focused americana, bluegrass and country, with some surprising covers that fall under none of these genres. They are prone to sing about dogs and Elvis.