“The perfectly combined voices of James Combs and Erin Hawkins is the stuff legends are made of … an incredible addition to any Americana library.”
“Perfect harmony. Excellent… the new sound of the West Coast.” Americana UK
“JAMES COMBS IS ONE OF LOS ANGELES’ BEST SONGWRITERS.” –Gary Calamar, KCRW
GREAT WILLOW: think close harmony singing and songwriting inspired by the best of the Laurel Canyon tradition. Mariachi horns here. Psychedelic guitar freakout there. Mandolins and resonators. Timbales and accordion. Poetic lyrics, cinematic landscapes. Great Willow is a modern take on the “Cosmic American Music” sound championed by folks like Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, and the Byrds in another era. But their perspective/approach is decidedly contemporary – somewhere in the musical neighborhood of Jenny Lewis or Dawes or Sam Outlaw. The songs are highly personal – like a box of sun-bleached photos.
“Beautiful Twang” we call it.