True North Duo is a singer-songwriter acoustic duo. Their performances resonate deeply with audiences listening for well-crafted songs, skillful instrumentation, and beautiful vocals. The duo’s onstage chemistry sparks and smokes as they bring to life their songs about the extraordinary moments in ordinary life; opening and warming hearts wherever they go.
The Americana-folk duo is comprised of award-winning singer-songwriters Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel. Kristen was named, along with Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, as one of the Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation. She won the 2020 USA Songwriting Competition and has won or been a finalist in festival songwriting contests at Telluride, Wildflower, MerleFest and Kerrville Folk Festivals. Their 2020 release, Ghost Tattoo, hit #1 on folk radio charts for both albums and singles, and was listed in Folk Alley's Top Albums of 2020.
True North Duo is based out of Salem, OR, so we are fortunate to have them as a part of this year's Festival.