: Hollis Peach and The Murphy Beds

In the spirit of American Greats like Townes Van Zandt, Simon & Garfunkel, Joanna Newsom, Pete Seeger, and John Prine, Hollis Peach strives to create authentic innovative music.  With a deep personal story, Dan Sherrill (songwriter and guitarist) draws inspiration from his experience as an Early Childhood and Special-Needs teacher, intimate relationships, world travels, and living in a “tiny home”.  His singing partner Jacqui Aubert rounds out the musical soundscape with her velvety voice.  This, paired with distinct arrangements and lyrics, showcases their skillful treatment of harmony, and a grasp for the overt simple beauty of two voices singing together.

They released ther debut album, “Sometimes We Feel the Same”, independently in the spring of 2016, under the guidance of Grammy-Winning producer Dave Clauss.  And have toured extensively throughout the PNW, opening for folk-star Brett Dennen, and sharing several shows with Oakland’s T Sisters.

For 2017 Hollis Peach plans on touring nationally, working on their sophomore album, and, with their inventive songwriting and on-stage charm, expanding their current fanbase.

"Dan is a monster of a guitar player." - Kenneth Pattengale, Milk Carton Kids

The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.

“Their great feat turns out to be taking what’s best of the classic Irish folk revival without falling into any of its clichés. The resulting album bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” –Huffington Post

Eamon started playing Irish music while growing up in Dublin through his friendship with the Mayock family, traditional musicians from County Mayo. When he moved to New York City in the early 90’s, he immersed himself in the city’s traditional music scene and travelled widely, performing with many of the great players in Irish music. In 2004 he and fiddler Patrick Ourceau released the album Live at Mona’s. Eamon has taught at many traditional music programs in the US and also records and performs original music. His last solo record, Old Clump, was released in 2012.

Jefferson is a guitarist and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2013, in addition to The Murphy Beds, he and songwriter Anais Mitchell released Child Ballads, a collection of new adaptations of English and Scottish folk songs which won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. His original songs are featured on the 2016 album Great Shakes by Cambridge, MA roots rock ensemble Session Americana. In the Oct. 2013 issue, Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote, “A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies… and weave gorgeous instrumental lines.”


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