Brother was founded on the idea of the divine qualities of female harmony. When it comes down to it Alana Margolis, Katie Smith and Megan Rose Ellsworth purely love to sing together.
The voices of these three Coloradan women blend beautifully when they come together as the three piece band known as Brother. Their respective songwriting careers blend perfectly with the concept of this band, bringing together stunning original content as well as covers with a new age twist. The trio met while attending the University of Colorado at Denver music program and continue to study together under songwriting and business professors alike. Hailing from different home states the three met and it was as if they had known each other their entire lives. Smith is from the Eastern tri-cities area of Washington state, Margolis hails from Allentown, PA and Ellsworth is from the small town of Sisters, Oregon. This year you will find them hiking around the rocky mountains, working, and playing music. Brother is elated to be playing the Sisters Folk Festival of Megan Rose Ellsworth’s hometown. This is the homecoming show you won’t want to miss.
Megan Rose Ellsworth is an Alumni of the Americana Project, the educational outreach program of Sisters Folk Festival. Alumni will perform at the Fir Street Park stage. The Americana Project has been in the Sisters Schools since 2000, and thousands of students have learned to play guitar, write songs, perform and record as well as be great community ambassadors for music and community engagement.
Former and current Sisters students will not only will perform, they provide sound engineering, venue management and share pertinent information about the Americana Project with patrons. SFF Americana Project alumni, many of which are professional musicians, will perform alongside Festival artists Saturday of the Festival. This is a testament to the quality of programming SFF delivers in the Sisters schools and it’s deep, enduring commitment to music and arts education as a non-profit organization. Read more about the Americana Project.