Wolf & Crow - With a shared obsession for musicology, film, history, and design, Mathieu “Wolf” and Zachary “Crow” create a sound they’ve branded "cinematic folk" for its western filmscore instrumentation and vivid lyrical narrative. Sweetly chilling harmonies, woody folk-guitar picking, and their trademark rustic slide guitar interweave to form a haunting and beautiful American-Primitive landscape.
Michael Bang Band - Michael Bang is a Bay Area musician who does far too many things. He sings, he plays a lot of instruments, he writes songs, he composes, and he’s in 3-6 bands at any given moment. However, the most important thing for this paragraph is that he leads a forward looking folk group with a rotating cast of players (including members of Iron Henry, The Riot Professor) that put out their debut full length “The Dead End” in summer 2016. Described by The Deli Magazine as an “avant-classical-folk ensemble” Bang counts among his influences Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens, and Nick Drake.
Ben Grant - Ben Grant is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in Oakland California. He was a member of the indie-pop quartet Pony Boy in the oughts. His recent EP, "Soil and Gravity" combines indie rock textures, lush harmonies, and introspective lyrics with a undercurrent of americana. By day, he is a city planner and urban designer.