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Folk in the Flow

Folk in the Flow
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BIO

Folk in the Flow is a dynamic, multi-instrumental duo based out of Lawrence, KS. Perfect for family friendly, community and private events, they offer a compelling journey of songs and stories across the genres. With their professional training and friendly attitudes, Folk in the Flow consistently brings out smiles in audience members of various age groups and backgrounds. They have been featured multiple times in the Tuesday Night Concert Series at Lawrence Arts Center, at De Soto Days, at Make Music KC, Liberty Memorial, at Unity Churches nationwide, and are quiet favorites in their neighborhood bars and restaurants. With original, uplifting, and fun tunes; this pair delivers well blended harmonies, colorful soundscapes and impressive finger work. Buck Brandt is an endless sea of song, writing and performing everything from rock, soul, bluegrass, folk, Americana and many surprises in between. His original music is visionary, heartfelt and relatable. His ability to cover a wide array of artists and genres keeps the listeners happy. He performs as a solo guitarist in The Global Warmers, and also in the Wichita based group, Huffy and the Night Train. Buck is featured on mandolin in the Whiskey Mash Band, The Sunflower Pickers, Gullywasher and several other bands regionally. He’s a willing creator and collaborator of all things musical, as his music career began playing in his family’s band. Whatever song and instrument is needed, Buck will take it on capably. With his timeliness, his unique style, an instrument of choice in hand, a quick wit and a smile, Buck makes a solid impression and contribution to any event. Holly Taylor is a graduate of the Conservatory of UMKC, a board-certified music therapist, teacher and performer. She comes with musical experience ranging from classical, world music, rock, funk, indie folk and beyond. Holly began her career at age 16 with a seven country tour of Europe, playing percussion in a nationally acclaimed concert band. From there, she played on many of the biggest stages in Kansas City with the KC Youth Symphony. Her songwriting and guitar playing began to take flight during college, and she performed in various bands and ensembles ranging from playing keys in a jazz funk band to solo singer-songwriter gigs.  A few of her songs were recorded and featured on regional and national indie folk compilation albums.  After college, much of her time in the music community was given through music therapy. From private homes, to schools to hospitals, she knew that music was the best tool to inspire and transform people’s lives. In 2013, she took this inspiration to write, direct and perform the musical, “Beyond the Box,” with a community of support. At this time, she is the Music Director at Unity of Lawrence, with the same vision of empowering people through music. In addition to Folk in the Flow and solo work, Holly currently is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for The StarSister Revival, and Drummers Town. Holly and Buck came together a few years back in the perfect flow of life circumstances, hence their name, Folk in the Flow. They recognized the fit of their talents together, and have been performing as a duo ever since. Their first summer tour in 2018 took them all the way to the coast of Washington State and back again. Colorful life experiences and magical places fill their songwriting pages, as they stay inspired along the ever shifting path. They believe that creating music and art is a sacred act. In these challenging days, the arts shine brightly as a beacon of hope, peace, joy and comfort for humanity.  Music is our undeniable response to life, the calling is to be a joy-bringer. Folk in the Flow invites you to journey deep into the colorful tales of this soulful crew.

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-Folk in the Flow’s Top 40 Favorite Cover Songs:

 

Sultans of Swing, Dire Straits

Rainbows, Jack Johnson

Wind Cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix

Invisible City, Wallflowers

Sing to the Moon, Elephant Revival

Resilient, Rising Appalachia

Dreaming Man, Neil Young

War of Man, Neil Young

You Don’t Know How it Feels, Tom Petty

Bound for Mexico, Cake

Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Bob Dylan

Someday, Steve Earle

Copperhead Road, Steve Earle

White Wedding, Billy Idol

Life’s Highway, Steve Warner

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding

Won’t Back Down, Tom Petty

On the Road Again, Willie Nelson

Walk Beside Me, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott

Fox on the Run, Tom T. Hall

Luckiest Man, The Wood Brothers

It All Can be Done, Nahko and Medicine for the People

Brighter Every Day, Trout Steak Revival

Joker, Steve Miller Band

Nightengale, Norah Jones

Blister in the Sun, Violent Femmes

Seeds and Stems, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Wichita, Gillian Welch

Taking Care of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive

Celebration, KOOL and the Gang

Just like Heaven, The Cure

Three Little Birds, Bob Marley

Victims of Comfort, Keb Mo

Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Tom Petty

Seminole Wind, John Anderson

All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix

Atlantic City, The Band

Save it for a Rainy Day, The Jayhawks

Walls, Tom Petty

White Freightliner Blues, Townes Van Zandt