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Under The Willow

Under The Willow

Bluegrass / Newgrass / Folk Chicago, IL  US
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Time Speaks
Time Speaks
We Are Cold
We Are Cold
All You Do
All You Do
This Is Why
This Is Why
Reaching Out
Reaching Out


This Is Why


  • Fri

    Apr 24

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 8:00pm
  • Fri

    Apr 24

    Milwaukee, WI, US | 8:00pm

    UNDER THE WILLOW - $10 ADVANCE $12 DOOR Fri Apr 24 2015 8pm @ 224 W Bruce St. Helping to revive the love of folk and grass music in the hearts of a new generation. Under The Willow is a string band featuring the lead vocals of Erin Donovan and Hayley Skreens. An original four piece rooted in but not limited to traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Using socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics forged with imaginatively original arrangements Under The Willow blends the sounds of Folk, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jam Band, Rock, Reggae, Americana, with a twist of soul. 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 traditional bluegrass music/instruments as well as progressive original acoustic music. With all 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. In the Spring of 2013, on the brink of their first tour, they released their debut album "Under The Willow". Available for sale on ITunes, Amazon, CDbaby and can be found on Spotify and Rhapshody. "We put our hands, voices, and hearts to work capturing the music in this raw yet polished debut studio album." -UTW "Under The Willow" 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 showcasing their 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" and "Time Speaks". With tracks featuring their good friend and former member Anthony Perry on Keyboard and Bass including but not limited to "Our Nature" and "This Is Why". Overall the debut album represents the groups lifelong commitment to the music they play. They look forward to releasing their next album soon. After a great winter in Florida and almost a year after we quit our jobs, sold our stuff, set sail and hit the road. Going from Wisconson to Florida and so many places in between. With new songs in the bank and a year under our belts. We look forward to hitting the road again as we take our quest to the Mid-West! A few dates announced include a show with our good friends Old Shoe and Mr. Blotto. As well as Moondance Bluegrass Festival and Spring Jam Music Festival. With so many more dates coming soon!!! Stay up to date on all things Under The Willow at underthewillowmusic.com They've had the pleasure of playing with many great musicians such as Styx, Tea Leaf Green, Henhouse Prowlers, Family Groove Company, Pert http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1049739

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    May 14

  • Fri

    May 22

    Marquette, MI, US | 8:00pm
  • Mon

    May 25

    Madison, WI, US | 8:00pm
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    Creative, original sound. All You Do excellent vocals and great instrumentation. Cheers!
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    Cool Sound/Songs Guys I dig it. I just fanned you. Return the favor/give my Songs a listen here on RN if you would, Thanks and God Bless :)
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    Jersey Johnny Flora
    Greeetings from the Jersey Shore, "This Is Why, very touching...JJF
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    I am listening to "This is Why (Live)." Authentic acoustic talent at its very best. Musically, Shane


  • Taken at Six Strings by Jay Miller Reverbsoul
  • Jay Miller at Reverbsoul Photography. Thanks Jay!
  • Joe Lenza: Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar


Patrick Donovan


Joe Lenza


Hayley Skreens



Sounds Like: Elephant Revival, Florence and the Machine, Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Nickel Creek

Manager: Mike Kaiz

Bio: Helping to revive the love of folk and grass music in the hearts of a new generation. Under The Willow is a string band featuring the lead vocals of Erin Donovan and Hayley Skreens. An original four piece rooted in but not limited to traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Using socially conscious...See Full Bio

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Help we broke down in Alabama and lost "The Tin Man" our old trailer/home! Check out the link http://www.gofundme.com/g42ybw



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Q: when are you returning to SW Florida? Or playing Asheville Nc? I'm excited fellow/former Illinoisians.

A: Hey there, sorry this went unanswered for so long. We are in SW Florida now and we will be playing in Asheville for the first time in spring 2015!

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