Lawrence & Clare

All the way from Southern, CA THOSE FOLK will hit the W2565 Stage!  

All the way from Southern, CA THOSE FOLK will hit the W2565 Stage!  

Entertaining, honest, uplifting and loving, Those Folk are Transpacific troubadours, Lawrence Menard & Clare Quinn. 

Taking influence from blues, bluegrass, soul and ragtime, they play not only all sorts of folk music, but music for all sorts of folk. 

The two vagabonds were summoned together on the streets of Scotland, where an inseparable musical union formed. With Lawrence’s cajun beginnings and Californian upbringing melding with Clare’s grounding in Australian folk music, their inspiration is eclectic and ever growing. 

Currently Those Folk are based in Southern California, creating a buzz around local venues. Their analog recording studio is the engine that fuels their constant musical output, including their debut album Pacific Passage. 

They will lift your heart with a brand new sound, nourish your soul and leave you spellbound. 

These two travelling ragtime buskers play a set of piano, guitar, harmonica and accordion tunes that will quell the most stressed out hearts. Those Folk have been all over the world, blasting, tooting, shuffling and strumming their way through styles and cultures that really give them a sense of refinement. They’ve stripped back to the most grassroots elements possible, even recording their debut duo album on reel-to-reel tape machines. It was no surprise then that they even had a song about technology not being in our biology. They’ve got their homemade style of foot-stomping ragtime, bluegrass/soul/blues down to a capitol T so make sure you check them out when they play at a venue (or busking corner) near you!