Christian McKee (vocals, mandolin) and Paul Prato (bass) began playing together in 2004, and have played together ever since. When The Big North Duo plays the audience smiles, toes tap, and everyone gets a break from the workaday world. The music comes from the deep catalogs of classic swing, blues and country, and also features original material drawing from those traditions. On any given night the music may be swinging hard or it may be mournful, but it’s always from the heart.