True North is emerging as a Pacific Northwest powerhouse of intelligent, memorable songs. Their lush instrumental and vocal performances, with the crazy-good picking and harmonies, are deeply rooted in traditional folk and bluegrass genres. Fronted by award-winning singer-songwriters Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel, the playing is subtle and understated, giving their songs cohesion and fluidity. Grainger’s engaging vocals and sweet melodies are charged with a gentle longing and beautifully paired with Dan Wetzel’s complimentary layered harmonies. Grainger is making a name for herself in songcraft, collecting accolades and awards at Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, IMEA, Telluride, Merlefest, and Kerrville songwriting competitions.
On stage, True North exemplifies the most compelling aspects of live acoustic roots music: storied songwriting, mad instrumental skills, and vocals that alternately bring you to tears or raise ecstatic hairs on the back of your neck. SATURDAY