Established in the Shenandoah Valley, Palmyra’s set explores the fusion of traditional folk string instruments, three part harmonies and foot percussion. The trio captures the collective spirit of three Virginia natives, Teddy (he/him), Manoa (he/him), and Sasha (they/them), often described as a distant cousin of the progressive folk band, Punch Brothers, mixed with elements of Oliver Wood or the Avett Brothers. Palmyra’s songs are intimate and contemplative, with arrangements that allow them to create the illusion of a full, larger-than-three ensemble. The trio’s sound is a nod to Appalachia and Midwestern Americana, apparent through their stirring craftsmanship and dedication to a folk-driven, innovative experience throughout each live performance.
In 2022, Palmyra made their Newport Folk Festival debut, were named the FloydFest 2022 On The Rise Winner, and performed over 150 tour dates on acclaimed stages up and down the east coast, including a support tour with national headlining act, Illiterate Light. They are currently working on writing and recording music in their new home of Richmond, VA and will be touring all of 2023.
falllift couples playful melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and the balance of a male and female lead
Steven Hall (Swim in the Wild) and Micah Cottingham (MICVH) began co-writing music in the fall of 2020. After an unexpected quarantine allowed for a boost in creativity, the two decided their side project should go full-time, coming together to form falllift. Fitting enough, the name was derived from a late night conversation on physics, their favorite subject. Both members boast an impressive resume of multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, and producers.
Spending the better half of a decade traveling the world, Micah brings her life experience to the duo while Steven brings balance with his deep seeded North Carolina roots. The combination blends authenticity and refreshing honesty into a modern sound. Drawing inspiration from the experiences in life that connect each and every one of us, falllift aims to leave their audience with an air of community, comfort, and hope.
Their debut EP “Sunday Sessions” is expected to drop December 18, 2022, and was recorded by Doug Williams of EMR Records in Winston-Salem, with associate producer Daniel Coston.