Keeping this one short and to
the point as we are late on getting this out... We are excited to be a part of the
Strawberry Festival on Vashon Island this year! We play Sunday on the U.S. Bank
Stage from 2:15-3:00. Check out more info here: Strawberry Festival
Also check out Ben Shown's new portfolio site with a lot of TWF designs
he has made over the years HERE.
hope to see you at the festival on Vashon!
The Washover Fans
acoustic roots scene is here to stay, and it's deep and formidable. Rather than
grousing about how Head & the Heart sidewoman Charity Rose Thielen's harmonies
resemble Donna Jean Godchaux's at their most atonal, it's better for everyone if
vastly more talented females like The Washover Fans' Gillian Tart are showered with
accolades instead. Tart instantly recalls another Gillian (Welch)."
— Mike Seely, Seattle
|"Despite the fact
that their earthy music is all-original, they have a keen ability to take us back
to roots, drawn from old-timey front porch sounds as well as folk-rock and alt-country.
The Washover Fans’ songs with slower tempos strive for evocative mood pieces
with enticing vocals and aesthetic instrumental accompaniment... They demonstrate
a voice and sensibility beyond their years"
— Joe Ross, Roots
|"On "Live at Empty
Sea Studios," The Washover Fans revel in the simple beauty of acoustic harmonies.
Their voices mesh effortlessly, and their instruments are tight accompanists to
the songs (with some particularly delicious mandolin and steel guitar lines), which
have quite catchy melodies. It's folk music done right; nothing fancy, but "tous
qu'il faut" as the French say (which means "everything you'd need"). The songs are
deceptively simple odes to love and love lost, nothing necessarily new here, but
this is a large cut above the many singer-songwriter CDs I've been listening to
recently. Really, this kind of folk music comes down to the lyrics and the deftness
of the music, and here's where The Washover Fans really stick out. Their words are
subtle, thoughtful, and bring new light to old ideas. They're bringing a much needed
creativity to folk music, and when they drop covers on the new album, they're chosen
with care and given a sweet, sorrowful sound."
— Devon Leger, Hearth