Today is the wedding day of Kelsi Robertson and Paul Harrigill, the mandolinist and banjoist respectively with Flatt Lonesome. The couple first met two years ago at IBMA when Paul was performing with a different group, and Kelsi was hanging out with The Grascals at Music City Roots. In May 2011 they bumped into each other again at MCR, and started a courtship right away.
Paul popped the question on 11/11/11, and joined Kelsi in Flatt Lonesome early this year when their original banjo man stepped aside. Just a few weeks later, the band won the SPBGMA band competition. Talk about synchronicity.
They are playing with the band at their own reception this afternoon. I wonder how they will do the first dance.
The happy couple is headed right off for a brief honeymoon in Colorado, returning just in time for their appearances during World of Bluegrass next week.
We’ll post some wedding photos if we can get a few.
Joining Kelsi and Paul in Flatt Lonesome are her sister Charli on fiddle, and brother Buddy on guitar, along with Dominic Illingworth on bass and Michael Stockton on reso-guitar.