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From NoiseTrade to NPR’s Tiny Desk, on-the-rise folk-pop trio Joseph intertwines tight harmonies and honest lyrics to produce a sound that is uniquely its own. Twins Allison and Meegan Closner joined together with older sister Natalie Closner Schepman to self-release Native Dreamer Kin in early 2014, with a simple and straightforward sound. Two years later, these Portland, OR-based sisters released their second album on ATO Records, I’m Alone, No You’re Not, which ranges from anthems of courage to ballads of unconditional love. The group’s sound has developed from the simplicity of voices and acoustic guitar to something poppier and more produced, though its message is no less raw.
JOSEPH Sister band from Portland, OR singing heartfelt folk songs. See Calendar Pick on p. 37.
KELSEY KOPECKY Singer-songwriter out of Nashville, TN.