The Étude Sessions Presents: We are the Willows
Kicking off the 2016-2017 Etude Sesions are We Are the Willows. Their orchestral indie rock sounds will fill the newly renovated Paradigm venue.
Based out of South Minneapolis, the 6-piece ensemble features songwriter/frontman Peter Miller's unique countertenor voice and guitar, supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite (guitar/banjo), Leah Ottman (violin/voice/keys), Hilary James (cello/voice/keys), Travis Collins (bass), and Stephen Lindquist (drums/voice). We Are the Willows craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies. Their heartfelt arrangements evoke shared nostalgic feelings of love and loss.
The band's second full-length album, Picture [;;Portrait];; is based off of 350 letters written by Peter's grandfather to his grandmother while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. Their correspondence inspired Peter to explore themes of family, separation, life, death, and identity in a time of national and personal crisis. The songs communicate complex ideas delivered with pop-sensible charm.
Paradigm Coffee & Music (View)
1202 N. 8th St,
Sheboygan, WI 53081