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Willow Tree Carolers

The Willow Tree Carolers are a folk, roots, and americana band from the Queen City Cincinnati, Ohio. They have taken their vast array of influences put them in a blender, added a cherry, and out came this style. Foot stomping is definitely not frowned upon, neither would be singing along, however you feel music is welcomed at a Willow Tree show. The band is made up of a cousin, two brothers, and two friends. The cousin Brandon Martin (vocals, ukulele, and guitar), one of the brothers Josh Sparks (vocals, banjo, and guitar), the second brother David Sparks (vocals, percussion, washboard, and bones), and friend to them all Moose Gronholm (on Upright Bass). Brandon and Josh started writing songs together about a year or two ago and from those sessions, a trip to a few of the folk festivals around the area an idea was hatched. Josh talked to his brother and Brandon talked their other cousin’s girlfriend Katie, and Willow Tree Carolers was in the works. Playing together for a while now. Practicing and working the kinks out of the songs, they started playing shows. The Crow’s Nest which is popular place to play on the West Side of Cincinnati with an equally popular open mic is where they started honing their craft and mingling. Soon enough they had a show, and soon enough they found their upright bass player Moose. With all the pieces aligned Willow Tree is simply inviting you into their basement to join along in the songs that they love to share. For music is a universal language and one we all understand in many different ways. Willow Tree Carolers bring their joy for music to every show they play. Whether that is a backyard family party, a bar, or a venue they simply are sharing their passion for what they do. From Cincinnati and Chicago (where Moose is from) they have come together and gel in a music befitting a good time. Plenty of shows are coming up and come partake in an old fashioned good time.

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