Black Prairie in 2013
|Origin||Portland, Oregon, United States|
The Decemberists |
Chris Funk |
Black Prairie is a six-piece bluegrass-influenced band from Portland, Oregon. The band formed in early 2007. Their first album, Feast of the Hunter's Moon, was released on April 6, 2010 on the Sugar Hill label.
The band began when The Decemberists' Chris Funk (dobro) and Nate Query (bass) had some time off from touring and decided to put together a side project. Other members of the band include The Decemberists' accordion player Jenny Conlee and drummer John Moen, singer and violinist Annalisa Tornfelt of Bearfoot and The Woolwines, and guitarist Jon Neufeld of Dolorean and Jackstraw.
Their musical influences include bluegrass, klezmer, jazz, tango, and Romanian music resulting in a unique sound. Chris Funk says Black Prairie's sound "bridges the music of Clarence White and Ennio Morricone".
|Feast of the Hunter's Moon||
|The Storm in the Barn||
|A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2012||"Nowhere, Massachusetts"||Jason Roark|
|2014||"Let It Out"|
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