Known for their intricate melodies and a passion for avoiding the traditional boundaries of genres, Promise the Moon is simultaneously the sensitive and powerful pairing of Portland-based songwriters Brance Pearson and Maggie Gibson. This duo's collaborative original songs upon a foundation of folk and roots rock traditions are infused with a rich variety of musical influences from a life-long relationship with music. The resulting effect is something they affectionately call "heart beat folk," a collection of songs that tell a story, lyrics and performances straight from the heart, and surprisingly playful rhythms that pay tribute to blues, rock, and pop classics.
Brance's accomplished guitar-playing (bred from a unique background of Celtic fingerstyle training followed by years of playing in punk bands) and Maggie's classically-trained violin and highly refined vocal stylings make for an intriguing and eclectic combination of talents reminiscent of the likes of Nickel Creek, Allison Krauss & Union Station, and Mumford & Sons melded into one band. With an ever-changing line-up of acoustic instruments, a genuine love of their craft, and just the right amount of percussion, these two songwriters consistently deliver impressive energy and mastery; their live performances are not to be missed!
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