Coming from the coastal hills of Petaluma, Ismay represents the work of singer, songwriter and horseback adventurer Avery Hellman. Immersed in traditional American music since her earliest memories of her Grandfather, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival founder Warren Hellman, Avery learned to sing and play by performing the music of iconic bluegrass, old time and folk musicians. Over time, a variety of modern day musings have combined to shape Ismay’s carefully constructed lyrics and melodies. The result of such varied influences in music and life has allowed young Hellman to forge an eloquent style of folk music that fuses past, present, and future tenses. Appearing at the Fall Festival as a duo, Avery will join forces with Jan Purat on violin and vocals. We can’t wait to welcome this talented twosome to Strawberry, making their Main Stage debut, on Sunday afternoon.