North of Here may have found their footing in the folk community.
Calling Sherwood Park home, North of Here is an americana folk group made up of Luke Jansen (vocals, banjo, bass), Ian St. Arnaud (vocals, mandolin), and Will Holowaychuk (vocals, percussion).
The band came together through a Bev Facey high school music class and the friendship grew into a full-time project.
North of Here is getting more exposure lately with after their new music video release, just in time for Edmonton's Folk Festival.
The group was given the opportunity to perform on the stage at this year's University of Alberta Welcome Week, where all three members are past or present students.
In 2015, the group released their second EP, Make Hay While The Sun Shines, a record that opened many doors; in 2016 they had major exposure on the Canmore Folk Festival stage.
"The big plan right now is we are working on our big debut full length. It's a big project for us getting everyone on board, hearing our work, getting feed back and this is going to take us a full year," explains Ian St. Arnaud.
The band is working on their debut full-length album, due to be released in late 2018.