Hank and Pattie are Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw, two of North Carolina’s veteran bluegrass musicians. The Current – Bille Feather, Robert Thornhill, and Jonah Freedman – are some of the Triangle area’s most versatile musicians. Together, they use the full range of their talents as composers and arrangers to create modern, American, acoustic music.
Making use of traditional bluegrass instrumentation in a nontraditional way, the band presents original music that goes beyond the limits of the genre. Arrangements follow in the footsteps of Bela Fleck, Mark O’Connor, and others.