We're now inside almost all the vinyl stores in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and El Cerrito! Pop your head in and see for yourself :)
Find us at:
Econo Jam Records
1234 Go Records
Open Mind Music
Mod Lang Records*
* also carries our CD
Missing Willow Steps? Now you can listen to us on all the most popular streaming apps! We may be gone, but our music lingers on. Please enjoy it :)
Our Farewell Show at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland was super special and meaningful, thanks to all the amazing folks who came out! We've never had a standing ovation encore before, so that was one to scratch off the bucket list- so exciting! We've had a wonderful three years making music for our friends and community and couldn't imagine a better way to go out. Thank you for the memories <3
After a great trip seeing many friends and playing fun shows in Seattle and Portland we're ready for our final performance in Oakland tomorrow night!!! See us at the lovely cafe with the crazy name - Octopus Literary Salon - from 7 to 9pm. Opening is our good buddy MJoy, who will also be accompanying our set with upright bass. We'll also have a violinist!
Sadly, we had to cancel our performance in Grass Valley due to unforeseen circumstances. So tomorrow night is our last set ever! Come join us!
(Photo above by Gary Smith)
We've sure had fun sharing our merchandise with friendly faces in exchange for tour gas money over the years, but alas we have no more use for it! Visit our store to check out what we have left and enjoy free shipping (in the US) on all items! We have seven Willow Steps tooth brushes left so the first seven orders get a free tooth brush!
If you don't like our prices or you're broke, email Jesse at contact [at] willowsteps [dot] com and we'll work something out for sure. Take some merch off our hands!
We've had a blast playing for our friends and community over the last three years, but alas it seems it is time for change. Sadly, our folk duo will be disbanding. The two of us plan to focus on separate life goals over the coming years and it no longer makes sense for us to keep the project going. We want to express a HUGE thank you to our supporters who have been there for us throughout and we'd like to invite you to our final performances in February. We'll be touring to the places we have felt the most connected to: Oakland CA, Nevada City CA, Portland OR, and Seattle WA. We may add a few more cities to the tour route, we'll see. Come out to the show so we can serenade you one last time! Check out our Finale Tour dates and we hope to see you there!
We're hanging out in the wilderness of Nevada City, CA writing some new music and beginning to put together a couple tours for 2018. We'll be back in Oakland to do a little cameo at an awesome benefit variety show on Friday the 17th. We'll be performing a couple songs for the cause and you can see our tour page for details on that event. Have a great week :)
Our music is on its way to Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, and bunch of other online places! It'll take a little while for them to process our submissions and have them up so stay tuned. In the mean time, we have some new tour dates, including a short cameo performance at a fundraiser in Oakland next month. Check out the details on our Tour Page :-)
Sorry you haven't heard from us in a while! After our five-week Summer tour followed by our performance in San Francisco last month, we've been laying low and working on some music biz behind the scenes. In the last few weeks, I've become a registered songwriter represented by ASCAP, created the Jesse Strickman Music Publishing company, and updated the Willow Steps Press Kit (viewable by scrolling to the bottom of the About page). Next up, we'll get our music on Spotify. Stay tuned!
Big thanks to Music and Motion Pictures for producing this video of us while we were on tour in San Diego. Hope you enjoy, folks!
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