Blending socially conscious lyrics with intricate compositions to evoke a sound that is wholly inimitable. Under the Willow is a Nomadic Newgrass Band growing roots across the nation and helping revive the love of traditional Bluegrass instrumentation in the hearts of a new generation.
Fronted by Erin Donovan whos distinctive vocals and ravenous fiddle playing she is supported by a superb cast of multi-instrumentalist. Hayley Skreens lead and back up vocals and harmonies blend seamlessly with Erin’s voice. Patrick Donovan’s compositions and electric stage presence is a driving force in the bands collaboration and live performance. Joe Lenza’s unique picking style and exploratory sound grooves right in with the Willow. At times they will trade their instruments with each other, each equally proficient on guitar, mandolin or banjo. Each bringing their own style and approach to whichever instrument they are playing at any given time. Whether Under the Willow is playing a traditional bluegrass tune or a “Newgrass” jam, they produce a sound that will quench your soul and have you stomping your feet!