Broken drums, hand me down guitars and lots of handclaps. The Whicker and Pine, hailing from beautiful Santa Barbara, California, seek to bring a mid-west Americana flair to the typical beach-folk that the so-cal music scene enjoys. The band found its roots in Denver, Co where the city is lovingly known as an “inland island” meaning there was nothing within 8 hrs of the city but mountains. It was in this scene that The Whicker and Pine found success with a much wider audience, landing opening slots on major tours as well as local radio support on multiple local stations for their single “Voices”.
Over the past three years the band has shared the stage with The Head and The Heart, Gregory Alan Isakov, Sea Wolf, Damien Jurado and nearly two-dozen other national touring acts. Known as a “go to” for local support in the scene helped build a loyal and loving fan base.
With the move to California, the band looks to continue this path to wider audiences, playing festivals up and down the west coast as well as intimate backyard concerts and larger music halls. There are 11 songs that want to be released too. The band is working with Seattle producer/engineer Terry Mattson (Hey Marseilles, Cataldo and The Whicker and Pines first acoustic EP) to put out their first LP titled “Breakers”.
The album is a culmination of the travels and relationships that helped form the band from day one. The band plans to release the lead single titled “Breakers” by winter of this year with the full LP coming in early 2015. They are currently working on intimate live videos of the songs that will make up the new album. The videos will be released as a precursor to the record.
Influences include: Ryan Adams, Wilco, Billy Bragg, Merle Haggard, Black Coffee, San Francisco, Whiskey, skinny jeans and flannel shirts.