Whalen and the Willows are an Alternative band out of Minnesota. From dark and brooding to comforting and hopeful Whalen and the Willows create a theatrical landscape that will take you away. Their first full length record Peaceful released January 2020.

Peaceful has been given tremendous praise from WATW fans. The record has received exposure from Mark Wheat of The Current, KFAI Minneapolis, and Jearlyn Steele of WCCO.

With a focus on lyrics Joshua writes tales pulled from life experience and observation. Pain, suffering, hope, and love are common motives looking to strike an authentic balance of the struggles and joys of life. The band uses melody, rhythm, and harmony to conjure an experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Whalen and the Willows are a master class on soul and authenticity. 

Whalen and the Willows are Joshua Whalen (vocals/guitar), Victoria Torkelson (vocals/violin), Tristan Sather (guitar), Trevor Bordelon (Bass/vocals), and Craig Rosell (Drums).

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Photo: Morgan Converse

Photo: Morgan Converse