“I’m in it for the long haul, don’t know if I’ve ever been,” are the first lines of FRETLAND’s first song off their new, self-titled album. The vocals are strong and steady as Hillary Grace Fretland (founder and singer) belts out her emotions. The music behind her is calm and smooth, pulling from nature as inspiration, making it great for easy listening.
FRETLAND is a four-piece hailing from Snohomish. They are bringing a new sound to the worn-out Americana genre by using their musical backgrounds and everyday life, with hopes to be added to the quilt of Americana music for a new generation.
And they’ve already begun to make waves in the music community since its founding in 2016. They have received tremendous praise in The Boot and American Songwriter magazines for their first single, drawing the attention of others in the Americana genre.
The band consists of Hillary Grace Fretland as the frontwoman, Jake Haber and Luke Francis on the bass guitars, and Kenny Bates on drums. With Fretland’s sister Kara making an appearance in some tracks to help with vocals, FRETLAND provides amazing harmony swirled with uplifting music.
You can catch FRETLAND on Jan. 24 at McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma. They will be playing in the Spanish Ballroom at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 pm. There are no tickets for this free event.