|Kristen Grainger, lead vocals|
Dan Wetzel, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Dale Adkins, guitar, vocals
Suzanne Pearce, upright bass, vocals
Northwest indie-grass quartet True North combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with soulful vocals, fat harmonies and folk-edged songwriting for a decidedly modern acoustic sound. True North's tight and careful arrangements can be alternately big and wild, tender and deliberate.
Original songs written by Dan Wetzel and Kristen Grainger give the band a fresh, modern bent, but you can also count on True North to perform bluegrass standards with originality and style, and give classic rock songs like “Free Fallin" a beautiful new identity.
True North's members are seasoned bluegrass pickers with a great deal of band and studio experiences between them. The band’s instrumental skills are exceptional; its vocals, both lead and harmony, are outstanding.
Although True North’s individual players are champion pickers and award-winning songwriters who are well-known in Oregon’s bluegrass scene, it is the synergy created by the combination of these four performers that makes the sound of True North unparalled.
Their high energy and abundant skill deliver unforgettable performances, with heart-pounding instrumentals and plenty of three-part harmonies that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck.