about - Fables of the Fall, Denver, CO
Fables of the Fall is an acoustic Denver-based chamber punk quartet, combining elements of chamber music with the raw energy of bluegrass, punk, and metal. They come from a variety of musical backgrounds with influences as disparate as Devotchka, Gogol Bordello, Fiona Apple, Danny Elfman, and Tool.
Formed in 2017 when Schwa Michel (banjo) and Derrick McGuire (mandolin) took their bluegrass and punk background and joined forces with classical cellist Dana Shin, Fables of the Fall has been stretching traditional folk with their heavy epic style. Since adding Lindsey Gardner in 2018 on piano and vocals, their layered vocal harmonies on top of their experimental folk sound make for a wild ride.