Patchy Sanders of Ashland, Oregon is peasant folk music — Old oak barrels, Mead, Scythes, Broomsticks, Jugs and Hearths. We conjure the pleasantry of old and sink in with the beauty of the moment. This is cornucopia of sound that honors the musical traditions of Celtic, Appalachian, Medieval, Americana, and Bluegrass; while building bridges into the current of today’s Folk.
Patchy Sanders, a genuine family band, comprised of sisters Dani (banjo, harp) and Jacqui Aubert (vocals), their partners Ian Van Ornum (mandolin, bouzouki, guitar) and Dan Sherrill (guitar, banjo, mandolin), and good friends Sara Wilbur (violin, viola), Eric Jones (upright bass), and Alex Patterson (drums & percussion). While some find it easy to characterize their music, others hesitatingly distinguish their style as noir-grass, neo-folk, neo-Americana, or simply Alternative. Influenced by the broader folk revival of the last 70+ years, the band’s three distinct songwriters draw upon diverse influences to bring forth a new, yet familiar sound.