You wouldn’t guess it after listening to his current project, but Wake Owl frontman, Colyn Cameron kicked-off his music career by rhyming and rapping around Southern California. Once he finally got around to picking up a guitar and writing songs, he never turned back.
Now nestled into Portland, Oregon, Cameron took a few years dabbling with a couple different bands before deciding to go solo. He released his first EP, Wild Country, in 2012, providing a gorgeous set of six tracks to add to the indie-Americana species. Wake Owl proves masterful in layering a deluge of instruments to create tracks that are as powerful as they are beautiful. With impressively modest and poetic lyrics that beckon to hope, this indie folk outfit is one to put on your radar.. followed by exclamation points and asteriks.
[Wake Owl performs from 1:00 to 1:45 PM on Sunday, May 26 at the Yeti stage.]