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We The Folk
Fiddling Around Los Angeles
September 24, 2016

This vibrant, young instrumental quintet reinvents American folk music with a dash of vocal pop and a splash of gypsy flair. 

You can check out videos for We The Folk's songs She Belongs and Solo Contigo online.


Tickets (Regular/Senior/Student): $30/$25/$20

We The Folk: fiery folk-fusion coming to your ears from a collection of voices and instruments, "mixing up their sometimes Spanish, sometimes English, Latin-Klezmer-Folk hybrid of music in a stunning swirl of rhythm" (You Make My World Rock). With acoustic guitar, violin, accordion, bass, percussion, and plenty of voice, this Los Angeles-based band sings the songs of Cali-folk, young and old, and gives everyone a reason to dance.

We The Folk began as a trio performing impromptu shows in public spaces around the UCLA campus. Student demand rapidly transformed these “pop up” performances into dance parties and official campus events. We The Folk grew into a recognizable campus presence after headlining the World Music and Movement Festival and opening for David Grisman as part of the Center of the Art of Performance in Royce Hall.

As a quintet, We The Folk has played shows in major Los Angeles venues such as The Troubadour, The Teragram Ballroom, Hotel Cafe, and The Mint. The band holds several residencies around the greater Los Angeles area. After experimenting with different labels for a few years, We The Folk has assumed the genre of “LA Folk”, happily representing the voice of the Angeleno and enveloping its audiences in a dynamic and energetic experience.

In 2014 We The Folk took the Las Doñas Award for Best Band Entry with "Won't You Come Back" at UCLA's Spring Sing. Additionally, We The Folk was featured on NPR's Alt.Latino as a favorite submission of the 2015 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest.

In April of 2016 We The Folk released its debut album, WTF—available for streaming and purchase now.

Photo Credits:
Joel Ontiveros (top left)
Elena Birgit Dick (bottom left)
Bryant Hom (top right)

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