“They had a fantastic performance and after hearing more about them, I am confident they have a bright future ahead of them. ”
— Paul Hinrichs, Executive Director Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival
Secret Sounds with Logan and Nathan performing “Come For Me”
Happy FriYAY! Take a listen to this stunning performance by Logan and Nathan from ArtsWells 2018... “ ArtsWells Festival has always been a festival of emotions for us. It's a space where you can come to feel. Feel the strength of community, art, and movement but also feel incredibly challenged and shook by different music and workshops. This song is about a woman who can see everything. She is looking at the world and all the people in it wondering how we got so muddled up. This song is about the cyclical nature of time, and how we possibly could learn a lot from our own ancestors.” Logan and Nathan. Hailing from Vancouver, alternative folk duo Logan and Nathan have released their debut album, Chasing Tales (and a few other things). Consisting of a 15-song track listing, their vivid debut experiments with bare instrumentals and serene sounds that push the traditions of folk music. It’s a brand of self-proclaimed “freak folk,” braiding various timbres and transitions through a ghostly, unaccompanied lens. The two came together when they were trapped in Canmore, AB during a flood that washed out all routes of escape. Seeing how the end was near, the two teamed up for one last musical hurrah, serenading the flood victims pickled blood late into the hues of a starlit night. It was here that they first combined folk with the eclectic. Imagine Johnny and June after a trip down the rabbit hole. Their music dances along the lines of Folk Music, but when they perform it turns into something else. Logan is on the Tenor Banjo (Ida-Mae from the 1920’s), Nathan on guitar, both sing lead and harmonize with one another. Sounds like a typical folk duo, however, they have been exploring with amps, pedals, effect mics, sprinkling in Beat Boxing and audience engagement. Logan and Nathan’s music creates a space for emotions to be honest, hearts to be warm, and thoughts to be soothed with discomfort. The magic in this video wouldn’t be majestic if it wasn’t for the creative contribution from Logan (also a member of The Honey Tongues) & Nathan (also a member of The Honey Tongues andRed Haven). Stay tuned for more ArtsWells Secret Sessions by Trent Freeman.Posted by ArtsWells Festival on Friday, March 1, 2019
“They are truly talented and dedicated to their craft. They are immensely skilled musicians that are in it for the right reasons, creating art that is unique and well-received. ”
— Tom Dobranski, Founder / Producer / Engineer Monarch Studios
Logan and Nathan Bio
Featuring the ethereal voice of Logan Thackray and guitar stylings of Nathan Turner Vancouver-based duo Logan and Nathan blend folk with influences of jazz syncopation and soul; swapping songs and weaving improvisation through harmonies.
Logan Thackray majored in anthropology for her BA, and her multifaceted art reflects her passion for people and constellating relationships. A rescued guitar, abandoned in a dumpster in the Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, was her first artistic outlet. But she now uses an array of mediums, including music, printmaking, leather work, painting, drawing, and most recently, stained glass, to reflect her experiences as a human trying to navigate this world. Her illustrations wrap Logan and Nathan’s recordings, deepening their message of connection, contemplation and the relationship that bodies have with the environment and inhabited spaces.
Nathan Turner is a guitarist and songwriter who has amassed a life’s worth of musical experience through purposeful travel. He’s hitchhiked his way across the western stretches of the Pacific Northwest and toured Canada, the US and UK with his other bands, Red Haven and The Honey Tongues. At Vancouver’s Monarch Studios, under the mentorship of Tom Dobrzanski (The Zolas, Said The Whale), Turner excelled at engineering records. He has now produced, mixed or engineered dozens of recordings, including Logan and Nathan’s own. Nathan also mentors young artists and musicians through workshops and programs designed around collaboration, songwriting, improvisation and forming a band.
Their sophomore release The Happening charted at #36 on the !earshot national Top 50. Logan’s artwork on their debut album Chasing Tales was nominated at the 2020 WCMA for Excellence in Visual Design. The duo have made appearances at festivals such as Canmore Folk Fest, Tiny Lights Festival and Robson Valley.