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Under The Willow

Helping to revive the love of folk and grass instruments in the hearts of a new generation. Under The Willow is a female fronted, original band rooted in traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Using socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics and imaginatively original arrangements Under The Willow blends sound into a genre they call "Newgrass".

Born in the spring of 2008 Under The Willow was founded as a duo by vocalist and violinist Erin Donovan and her husband and utility player Pat Donovan. In the summer of 2012 utility players and vocalist Hayley Skreens and Joe Lenza joined the band through a shared love of acoustic music. With three utility members in the band it is common to see them switching between Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo. Adopting and applying many different types of playing styles. The string band is complete with all members contributing to the writing process.

We are hitting the road in the summer of 2013 touring with our brand new debut album "Under The Willow". We put our hands, voices, and hearts to work capturing the music in this raw yet polished debut studio album. Which highlights the fiercely warm vocals and beautiful harmonies of lead vocalists Erin Donovan and Hayley Skreens. As well as, the thought provoking lyrics and arrangements contributed by all members. While show casing our unique line up of utility players and love for traditional bluegrass instrumentation. The album includes songs rooted deep in Under The Willow's history such as "Reaching Out" as well as brand new songs written and performed in the past year such as "All You Do". With tracks featuring our good friend and former member Anthony Perry on Keyboard and Bass including but not limited to "Our Nature" and "This Is Why" .

They've had the pleasure of playing with many great musicians such as Leadfoot, Old Shoe, Dog 1, Shel, and Ben Miller Band, and have been involved in festivals including South By Southwest, Ribfest, Hopjuice Fest, Widow's Peak, and Nippersink Music & Arts Festival.