Greetings to you and yourn!
We're excited to announce that we'll be supporting our pals EMOT for their Album Release on Thursday, March 6th at The Cedar Cultural Center. For more info. check the SHOWS page or the poster below. Go HERE for tickets. Also, check out the music video for EMOT's wonderful single, "Garbage Tones".
We believe its about time we admit something. We love the 90's. Ninja Turtles, snap bracelets, and as you will soon find out, The Cardigans. Check out this video of the gang covering the tune, "Love Fool" with other Minneapolis bands, Joey Ryan and the Inks and Fort Wilson Riot. Also, consider seeing both aforementioned bands play with We Are The Willows at The Turf Club on Saturday, February 1st in Saint Paul, MN. Go Here for tickets. More information can be found on the SHOWS page.
We have something great to share with you. Its totally and completely awesome. Our beloved violinist Leah Ottman writes songs under the name LOTT and below is a video of her tune, "With The Reply". LOTT will be opening for We Are The Willows in Eau Claire, WI on Saturday, January 25th. Check our SHOWS page for details.
We are super pleased to tell ya about a stellar show we have real soon. On Saturday, January 11th we will be playing with the wonderful J.E. Sunde at the Pleasant Corner School House in Stockholm, WI. For more information go to the SHOWS page. For tickets go here.
Greetings friends and fellow earthlings,
As we prepare our minds, bodies and spirits for the new year and what will probably be a night of heavy drinking and poor decision making, the folks in We Are The Willows would like to make you aware of a delightful night of Minneapolis tunes on Saturday, February 1st. Please join us as 89.3 The Current and City Pages present We Are The Willows, Joey Ryan and the Inks and Fort Wilson Riot at The Turf Club. For tickets go HERE. For more info. Please refer to the Poster below designed by the wonderful Eddie Perrote or visit our SHOWS page.
The gang has a bunch of shows coming up this month, including dates in MPLS, Eau Claire, and Peter's solo residency at the 331 club in NE Minneapolis. Please visit the SHOWS page to check out the details.
Hey Friends and Frienemies! We've got something real cool to share with ya. Our very own Travis Collins has put out the first bit of tunes under his moniker, A.M. STRYKER. Check out this video below of his sweet sweet tune, "A Breath Let Go". Meow!
Greetings earthlings! The dudes and dudettes have been busier than ever. They're still working on the new record, setting up shows for this fall and...trying to channel Beyonce in almost everything they do. Speaking of that, check out this video they made with an awesome Minneapolis band called, Joey Ryan and the Inks. We hope that Beyonce would be proud.
Things have been super busy at the WE ARE THE WILLOWS summer camp. The gang has been tracking their new full length and so far things are going swimmingly. They cannot wait for you to hear it! They aren't playing a ton this summer, but check the SHOWS page and you'll find one show at the end of June and a July show to be posted soon.
Hey Ladies and Gentlemen! This week the gang is throwing a Wes Anderson Costume party for the second show of their residency at NE Minneapolis' 331 club. Come dressed as your favorite character from a Wes Anderson movie! (someone please come dressed as the man in the blue sweater). The person with the best costume will win Peter's drink tickets. Movies will be projected on a screen above the bands. 10 PM. No Cover. w/ Wisconsin Built.
Well folks, the gang is all back from the road. 10 days through the midwest felt pretty good and now its time to make plans for the future. First off; We Are The Willows will be in residency at the 331 Club in North East Minneapolis all of November. Check the SHOWS page for costume party details. Seriously. Below is a little tour video of the band. The tune is a demo of a new tune called, "Dear Ms. Branstner". Enjoy!
Have ya heard the news? We Are The Willows will be on the road in the Mid West this fall. This time, it'll be the whole gang! WATW will be touring as a six piece! They'll be packing up the family van and cruising to a town near you! That is if you live in MN, WI, or IL. Yep, check out the dates!
Oh boy, oh boy! Peter, Stephen and Leah will be scootin' down to ol' Madison town this comin' Friday for a root tootin' time at the Project Lodge! They literally cannot wait. How will they survive until then?!?!?!?!
Howdy nerds and turds! The We Are The Willows camp is bustling like a bunch of kittens horsing around in a laundry basket. Peter and the gang have been working out new tunes and playing sporadic shows in the Twin Cities. Check out the SHOWS page for information on upcoming shows; like the one listed on the poster below!
This may be the strangest thing on Peter's computer right now.
Howdy cowpokes! Here's a quick update on all things ever. Peter is working more diligently than ever to finish up writing the new record. The songs are coming along marvelously! He and the gang can't wait to show em' to you!
Given the amount of time Peter has on his hands, and the amount of writing he has to do, Peter will not be releasing weekly At Home videos. Hopefully very soon the stars will align and there will be more time in a day. Please email Peter with suggestions of covers he should do in the future!
Also, there have been a bunch of new shows added including the Art-A-Whirl festival at the 331 Club, and The Daredevil Christopher Wright's CD RELEASE show. Check out the shows page!
And one more thing. Last month Peter went through Chicago and recorded a version the song, "Somewhere, Virginia" off of PLACES for Chicago based video group, Rooftop Sessions. Check out the session here.
Greetings friends and frienemies! We Are The Willows camp has been pretty busy these days. Peter has been workin' on new songs and with some help from the band they are coming along just fine. The whole troupe are doin' a few full band dates in the Midwest, followed by a short Midwest road trip that Peter will do all by his lonesome at the end of March. Check those out on the SHOWS page.
Howdy partners. Peter and the gang have a bunch of shows over the next couple months. Check them out on the SHOWS page. Also, Peter is recordin' a bunch. Hopefully there will be something to show for it real soon.
Hey ya'll, the day has come! Its Halloween! I mean, its download the songs from At Home With We Are The Willows Volume One for free day!. Go to the At Home Series page to download the six songs. Enjoy!
Well, Peter's been home for about a month now. He's sat on his rump long enough. Time to get back to work! Peter will be pretty busy this fall and winter working on his next couple of records, producing Alison Rae's new EP and full length, and putting out new At Home videos.
Before the new At Home videos get posted, Peter will be offering a complimentary download of the songs from the first volume. Keep checking back for more updates on that!
Peter will be playing every Tuesday in November at one of the best bars in Minneapolis; The 331 Club! He's pumped! He's booking lots of pals from out of town to play with him. Make sure you come out! Check the Shows Page for more details.
Wanna hear something cool? Peter and his friend Daniel, who plays in Minnesota Pop sensation, Owl City, recorded some tunes together. Check it out! Luna Coates EP, Being was released yesterday. Click on the picture to go to itunes!
Oh boy, Peter has been all over! He's seen the plains of Nebraska, floated down Idaho rivers, got lost in the Seattle library, camped on a bluff overlooking the pacific, tried surfing in Huntington beach, almost died of heat exhaustion in Arizona, and disappointed country music fans in Fort Worth, TX. He has two more weeks on the road. Make sure you are keeping up on his travels over on the City Pages music blog, Gimme Noise. Also, he and the band have a killer show at First Avenue on September 10th. Make sure you come to that if you live in the ol' MPLS!
Wowza! Big news for Peter and the gang; not only have we posted the final dates of Peter's 10 week solo tour, but we've announced that We Are The Willows band will be opening for Minneapolis group, Halloween Alaska on Saturday, September 10th. The show will be in the First Avenue Main Room.
Get tickets here. More info. is on the shows page.
Peter has been on the road for a couple weeks now and boy things are going splendidly! He's added some more dates including stops in Boise, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Check out the dates on the SHOWS page! Peter plans on being on the road until September so keep checking back for more dates!
Hey Folks! Peter has been on the road for just over one week now. Things are goin' pretty well. Wanna keep up on his travels? Go to the City Pages' music blog Gimme Noise and read Peter's tour Diary.
The new 'At Home' video is up! It's a cover of The Zombies' song, "The Way I Feel Inside." Starring in the video is Peter's niece Izzy! Prepare for your heart to be warmed. Check it out!
Holy smokes! The time has come, Places is officially released. Please check it out and purchase it.
The Song "Minneapolis" is The Song Of The Day on Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current. Yay!
Holy smokes its June already! Only 3 more days til the ol' EP release show and only 19 more days til Peter leaves for tour. wowza. This week's At Home Video is a Laarks cover that is also on the Places EP. Take a gander.
Did you hear a new We Are The Willows jam on 89.3 The Current yesterday? Well, if not, there's a new one up called "Minneapolis" on the Listen page. Check it out and don't forget about thePlaces release show on Saturday, June 4th at the Loring theater!
This week's At Home video is up! This week its extra special because not only is it one of Peter's favorite songs, but it is also on the new EP, Places. This week Peter covers Minneapolis band, History Books. Enjoy!
The first two weeks of the Summer Tour have been posted. Peter will be spending 10 weeks on the road this summer. He'll be making his way to Seattle, down the west coast to Texas, then back to the good ol' midwest. Check out the dates on the Shows page!
Yahoo! Places is finished! You can hear one of the jams called, "Somewhere, Virginia" here.
There's a new At Home video up on the site. This week features Peter's rendition of Edith Piaf's, "La Vie En Rose". Take a look!
Happy Belated May Day! It was a chilly 35 degrees here in Minneapolis yesterday. Jeepers Creepers! The second installment of the At Home Series has been posted. Take a look! This week Peter covers a Death Cab For Cutie jam.
Big News! The release show for Places has been announced! Saturday, July 4th at the Loring Theater in Minneapolis. Go to the Shows page for more info, or here for tickets.
A string of Iowa dates have been added to the Shows page. Check em' out!
Peter is entering the final stages of tracking for Places and has also been keeping busy with his new video series, At Home. The first video is up on the site now! Check it out. There will be a new video every week.
There are new shows posted. One in Winona, MN and two in Minneapolis. More shows will be posted soon.
Peter is back from his winter tour and preparing for his Summer West Coast tour which will begin June 20th and end sometime in early September. He is also working on a four song recording entitled, Places, set to be released in June.