Folk duo Logan and Nathan bring community, connection, and the moments that make us pause and listen to our breath into the heart of their sound. They have been partners in crime and music for almost 10 years, blending the guitar stylings of Nathan Turner and the ethereal voice of Logan Thackray. The duo have a sound that is completely their own, combining intimate jazz-folk with upbeat cosmic country, memorable lyricism, and a genuine joy for creating music together.
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.