Rabbit Wilde + The Sky Colony Winter Solstice Celebration
RABBIT WILDE Though all four members 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 their high-energy sound and stage presence. The quartet revamps classic string band instrumentation with heavy percussion and the unique integration of electronic melodies, six-string ukulele and Jillian Walker on cello. With their widely varying influences, four 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. On their 2016 full length The Heartland, Rabbit Wilde deliver on the promise made by their stellar fall 2015 EP Southern Winters; melding the choicest bits of indie rock, pop, blues, soul, and orchestral arrangement in with their trademark brand of front-porch-shaking Americana. Both albums were recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio (Fleet Foxes, Vance Joy, The Lumineers) and are available on iTunes, Spotify and at www.rabbitwilde.com.
THE SKY COLONY "The music of The Sky Colony might originate in the Cascade mountain foothills in Washington State but from time to time it recalls music I first heard at the east end of Golden Gate Park in 1968, but thats long ago and passing years and substances have doubtless fogged memory. There remains however, a retro-edge to their music that works perfectly well today, and for many it will evoke memories of another time. Their album 'In A Dream' offers an other-worldly feel, not unearthly, just from sometime else. Their press release coins the phrase dream folk, that may be, however its really unnecessary to bracket this music too finely, because it crosses so many boundaries in its scope. It's also music that occupies its own place, whatever time-shift it prompts in its listeners, and thats important..."
- Tom Franks, Folkwords UK
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1015 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225