The Folk Project is an acoustic duo from the heart of Kentucky. The two met at a mutual friend’s show and soon started writing together. Within one meeting, the musical chemistry was undeniable, the writing was extraordinary, and the blend was perfect. The Folk Project was born. Since then they’ve traveled to many places playing shows in cities such as Lexington, Louisville, Nashville, and of course always playing locally in their hometown, recently having the opportunity to share the stage with four time Grammy winning artist John Paul White from The Civil Wars.
Working in collaboration with BlaqNoise Studio, Krystal Music, and Nashville’s Chris Lohr Productions, they released their new album “Traveler’s Bag” which has went live on all major music platforms. Their music takes the story aspect of traditional folk and mixes it with the sounds of modern indie rock, while applying great emphasis to their harmonies, creating a sound that’s very unique to them.
‘Traveler’s Bag’ is the duo’s first full length album. As a whole, it represents the journey one may take when tackling something new and unexpected. Starting off in their infancy and traveling through their songs and writing and coming out more matured and seasoned in the end.
“The items in the suitcase on the cover represents aspects of each of our songs: oppression, religious influence, addiction, etc. and the children represent the start of our career. My favorite thing is that we went full circle. The photo on the back was the very first picture we took together and when we came up with the album concept it only made sense to go back to that same location and finish our project. We’re excited for our next steps, to see where the road will lead us, and we can’t wait to share this journey with the world.” -Hannah
Like every musician, their goal is to impact people with their music and writing, but allow people to relate to their music in their own personal way. By not creating a boundary with their songs, they leave their audience free to interpret how they like, creating music that is more widely relatable.
“As far as our music goes, I want everyone to see what they see and hear what they hear. What I mean by that is that I write songs from my own experiences and the common human experience, and if I write a song one way, and someone interprets it differently, then both are correct in my mind. Art is all opinion to begin with. You can’t be right or wrong. So if you like it, good. If you don’t like it, well, good. I’m perfectly fine creating positive and negative experiences with everyone.” -Eric
Recently, the duo released their new single “In The Wind” which is their very first song done in full production. Contributing all the instrumentation themselves, they created a song that was crafted from the very core of death itself.
“This song was wrote about a close family member of mine that passed away suddenly and I never knew how much it truly impacted me until I finished the writing, but I knew that in order to move forward it had to be recorded. I had a vision and Eric knew exactly what to do with it. We laid it down and it came out perfect.”
The music video for “In The Wind” made its premiere to the public on March 22, 2019.