Band of the Day

2013.11.01

Br'er Rabbit

Folk-stomp Americana for fans of bands like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons
Kitchen's empty, ain't nothin' to see. We covered all the windows and swallowed all the keys.
lyrics from Grace

Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer have been playing music and reading each other's minds since their earliest days running around the wooded areas of their family's farm in the furthest Northwest corner of the U.S. Meanwhile, on the other side of the same small town, Miranda Zickler was playing Radiohead covers at her high school’s lunchtime concerts. It wasn't till they had all spent varying lengths of time in New York City (Zach and Nathan for filmmaking and an English degree, respectively, and Miranda for musical theatre and busking on the L train subway platform) that they ended up in the same diner in Union Square and decided to start playing music together. They moved back to the Northwest in the summer of 2012, and have since dedicated their lives wholly to playing, writing, touring, and stomping. Combining each member's unique influences ranging from Leadbelly to The Lumineers, blending three distinct vocal styles, and adding copious amounts of foot-stomping, they discovered a sound and a presence that's at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations & genres. After a breakthrough performance at the 2013 Northwest Folklife Festival, the band made a prominent name for itself in the Northwest and has been quickly picking up momentum since then, opening for popular indie bands Ha Ha Tonka, Shook Twins, and The Family Crest. They combine their passion for filmmaking with their passion for music with videos they call Wayward Sessions, an ongoing series of live outdoor performances shot along their tour routes and travels. Having released an EP of basement recordings and toured the Midwest en route to a session at Daytrotter Studio (available for streaming at brerrabbitmusic.com), the band is currently playing shows along the west coast and preparing material for their first full-length studio album, to be recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA (Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile) and released independently in the spring of 2014.