Fables of the Fall, Denver, CO
Fables of the Fall was formed in 2017 out of the singer-songwriter sets of Schwa Michel (banjo, vocals). He was searching for a dark heavy folk sound, and found it in spades after joining forces with Derrick McGuire (mandolin, vocals), Lindsey Gardner (piano, accordion, vocals), and Natalie Morawa (cello).
Combining elements of folk-punk, chamber music and metal, these Denver-based troubadours of the apocalypse bring a new take on folk music. Starting with their unusual instrumentation and layered vocals, and beholden to no genre, they create their "mountain chamber punk" sound, reminiscent at times of Devotchka, Gogol Bordello or Danny Elfman with sprinkles of pirate shanties and Colorado bluegrass.