Folk-stomp Americana from the Pacific NW

 
 

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Though all four members of Br'er Rabbit grew up running around wooded areas of the same small town in the farthest Northwest corner of Washington state, brothers Zach and Nathan didn't meet Miranda, the third founding member, until they had all ended up in New York City. This kind of backyard folk seasoned by the edge, polish and fervor of big-city inclinations is at the root of the style they came to call folk-stomp Americana. The group revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and cello. With their widely varying influences, three distinct vocal styles and copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound and presence that's at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres. Voted Best Band in their home city of Bellingham, WA in 2013, they have quickly risen to local notoriety and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. The band recently recorded their first full-length album at the famed Bear Creek Studio (The Lumineers, Fleet Foxes), partially funded by Kickstarter campaign and released independently in March 2014. The Wild North is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and in their online store.

 
 

 

"Every once in a while you find a band that makes you feel inspired and reminds you why you loved music to begin with. These kinds of bands are rare and when they make a record, you wait for it with an anxious ear and a hopeful heart. That is how many have felt about Br’er Rabbit since the first day they became a part of the Bellingham music scene. When they announced that they were recording their debut full length album at the legendary Bear Creek Studio, a fuse of excitement was lit. And now, The Wild North is here and bursts out like a prophetic voice in the wilderness."
-What's Up! MagazineAlbum Review by Garrett Hendricks