Who is We The Folk?
Fiery folk-fusion coming to your ears from a collection of voices and instruments, mixing up their sometimes Spanish, sometimes English, Latin-Klezmer-Folk hybrid of music in a stunning swirl of rhythm. With acoustic guitar, violin, accordion, bass, percussion, and plenty of voice, this Los Angeles-based band sings the songs of Cali-folk, young and old, and gives everyone a reason to dance.
We The Folk began as a trio performing impromptu shows in public spaces around the UCLA campus. Student demand rapidly transformed these “pop up” performances into dance parties and official campus events. We The Folk grew into a recognizable campus presence after headlining the World Music and Movement Festival and opening for David Grisman as part of the Center of the Art of Performance in Royce Hall.
As a quintet, We The Folk has played shows in major Los Angeles venues such as The Troubadour, The Teragram Ballroom, Hotel Cafe, and The Mint. The band holds several residencies around the greater Los Angeles area.
In 2014 We The Folk took the Las Doñas Award for Best Band Entry with "Won't You Come Back" at UCLA's Spring Sing. Additionally, We The Folk was featured on NPR's Alt.Latino as a favorite submission of the 2015 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest.