Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Rogue Valley Highway 99 North, Ashland, OR, US
Johanna Warren is a Portland-based songwriter with a new album coming out May 19 on Team Love Records. She writes peaceful, meditative, heart-centered acoustic music and makes an effort to play in venues that are aligned with that (as opposed to noisy bars). Recently featured in Rolling Stone as a songwriter to watch this year, Johanna has recorded and performed with Iron & Wine, Natalie Merchant and Jesca Hoop, among others.
Benjamin Blake is a light-worker, poet and man of mystery who crafts profoundly insightful lyrics and inspired folk melodies.
If Loreena McKennitt and Tool came together, you'd get The Ancient Wild. The Celtic harp, vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, cajon, djembe, shakers and bells comprise their sound, which many have said is "remarkably full" for two people. Soaring, sweeping melodies of the harp and voices; driving yet tasteful percussion; poetic, vision-inducing lyricism; elegance and passion dancing together. The Ancient Wild is a soundscape, a tangible place to enter- a place we love to be, and to invite you into.