Consistently referred to as “the next-in-line to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones, her music is an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak.” (No Depression)
Avocet is a musical trio from Scotland, based in Glasgow. Drawing inspiration from both the psychedelic folk scene alive in Britain during the 1960’s and 70’s, and free form blues, they create their own compositions on harp, guitar, double bass and vocals. Their music has been compared to that of artists like like Nick Drake, Pentangle, and John Martyn.
Seattle born, Johanna Chase, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has independently funded five full length records since 2002 as well as, The I Heart People Tour (2011), her travels to SXSW (2012) and her 6th studio record “#<3” (2013) through support of her fans and collaborators through online outlets, such as Kickstarter.
“Turn of the Tide” will tell the story of healing her heart and head after a heartbreak and a traumatic brain injury from an accident this past summer. Mary Arose hopes to open her listeners hearts and minds through the power of this music, which has been so instrumental in her own healing process.
Blending raw rock sounds with her affinity for folk, fans of Patti Smith and Courtney Barnett will find a similar emotional outlet. With a background in gender theory, survivor advocacy and rock songwriting, she has quickly established herself as a cherished voice on art and activism in Portland.