Willow

Amid the rocky beaches and gentle waves of Quadra Island, four women joined voices and hearts – and Willow was born.

In various constellations, Willow has created and played music that reflects the ever-changing landscape of their home island, since 2013. A love for vocal harmonies drives the backbone of their repertoire, complemented by an ever-growing array of folk instruments – as basic as a guitar, bass, and uke, to surprise their listeners with sounds as diverse as mandolin, balalaika, and banjo. Yet, it is their blended harmonies that capture the attention and the heart of the audience. The purity, beauty, and strength of the feminine spirit are an ever-present quality felt as much as heard.

The 4 members of Willow – Andrea Blaseckie, Maureen Fox, Trinity Gogolin and Noelle Maffin – come from varied backgrounds and musical experience – and this diversity is reflected in the wide range of genres they bring to their highly engaging performances. From the sounds of Appalachia ringing through gospel and bluegrass tunes to the smokey haze of Blues and Jazz. There is never a dull moment as Willow moves from Reggae and Samba influenced numbers into haunting Eastern European sounds.