Robert Wynia (of Floater) & The Sound

Robert Wynia

Robert Wynia is a native son of the Western US. Born in Oregon, he has been performing and writing all his life. He has been voted Best Male Performer, Best New Artist, and Performer of the Year in Eugene and Portland, been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and has received two preliminary Grammy nominations for his work with his band "Floater." He has appeared in numerous radio, television and web-based shows and has traveled extensively on tour.

With his debut solo release "Iron by Water," Wynia created an atmosphere of open plains, shadowed woods and remote towns, and filled those landscapes with hook-laden melodies of obsession, love and hope for redemption. "Iron by Water" weaves a tapestry in rhythms and film-score style music, with enough pop sensibility to keep the listener wanting more. The fusion of alt-country, pop, blues and rock is hard to pigeon-hole, but easy to lose yourself in from the first listen.

His newest release, "Brave the Strange" is a lush, cinematic musical journey through songs of lost love, addiction, and the struggle to find your way. It represents the bold collaboration of Wynia as producer with co-producer Daniel Riddle (King Black Acid), who brings his illustrious career with movie soundtrack production to the album's sonic palette. Recruiting the talents of some of the Northwest's best known and most talented musicians, "Brave the Strange" features a rich array of organic instruments and layers of sound that pull the listener in. The deeply personal and heartfelt vocals move effortlessly from sparse guitar and voice passages to grand orchestral tidal waves of sound, all the while drawing you further and further in. The drums and electric guitar often times sitting back and simply providing a comfortable canvas for the voice and other gathered instruments to paint.

Robert Wynia currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where is a musician, producer, and performer in numerous projects.

March to May

With rich vocal harmonies, riveting lyrics and haunting melodies layered over folk harp and acoustic guitar, March to May's live performances are heartwrenchingly captivating and unabashedly raw. In April 2015, they released their critically acclaimed debut EP, The Water’s Edge, to a sold-out show on a historic steamship, drawing comparisons to acts like The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. In November 2015, just two and a half years after forming as a band, they headlined and filled the house of one of Seattle's most prestigious venues, The Triple Door. They were one of twelve official showcase artists (of a 14 state/province region) at the 2016 FAR-West Folk Alliance conference, and their music video, The Navigator premiered on The Bluegrass Situation on October 6th, 2016. They recently released their debut album, Through the Night, on April 21st, 2017 drawing rave reviews from esteemed publications such as Glide Magazine, The Revue, and Surviving the Golden Age. Their album is currently in rotation on community radio stations across the country, including NPR's Echoes program, which broadcasts on 130 radio stations (http://echoes.org/about/stations/) from Maine to California.

"With the recently-released Through the Night, they have a created an album that is a perfect encapsulation of the Pacific Northwest at its most pensive, haunting, and sublime." -Glide Magazine

"Together Beth and Darren create something very powerful. Beautiful at times, and heartbreaking at times –their voices and instruments meet and give birth to some of the most delicate and elegant sounds I have heard in a long time." - All What's Rock

By The Wind Sailor

Much like his namesake, the man behind the Seattle creative collective, By the Wind Sailor, explores the ever-changing scenery of his narrative. Sharing stories of better and worse days, of reinvention and defeat. The unique combination of upbeat chords, paired with aching, melancholy lyrics, creates a unique experience that is both beautiful and haunting.

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