Jon moved to Denver from Seattle and brought his love for Folk/Americana with him, sharing stages and drawing inspiration from friends The head and the heart, Fleet Foxes and Hey Marseilles. Phillip Miller used to make Jon's coffee in Seattle. When Phil moved to Denver it seemed like a natural choice to have him sit in on bass. Anna Brawner (singer) is from Kansas City, but got to Denver as fast as she could. She spent some time in Nashville making friends with awesome people which helped her fall in love with this thing called "music". JD Raab plays guitar, he used to play drums and still does in a number of other projects around Denver. Joe Tafoya plays drums for us now, he also plays the skins in another local Denver group with our piano player Will Johnston called "Ashtree" whom we have shared many shows and bottles of whiskey with. Joe and JD are also the only Colorado natives in the band.
We were all raised singing hymns and listening to oldies... Dylan, Holly, Withers and The Beatles. The Motown sound stood out to us, 3 minute pop/rock songs filled our ears with sweet choruses and catchy hooks. These days, those same ears are filled with The Decemberists, The Head and the Heart, The Oh Hello's, Pedro the Lion, Bon Iver, Wilco and Ryan Adams.
When asked “why we play music” One common answer comes to mind... We play because we love to, because there is a chance to connect over the most common and easily expressible language: Music, and we are grateful for those of you who love it as much as us. We are simple people who live simple lives, and if we end up playing in only our garage, to just our families and friends? We will still play these songs. Though, we would prefer it if you would join us.