Anthea Feaver - Press Kit
Anthea Feaver grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where she began learning the guitar at the age of 8. She moved to Kingston, Ontario in 2015, and fell in love with the sound of traditional folk music. This led her to take up the banjo and and then the fiddle, immersing herself in learning old-time tunes from recordings of masters such as Tommy Jarrell, Edden Hammons, and John Salyer, as well as from contemporaries like Bruce Molsky and Rayna Gellert. Her finger-picking guitar style is inspired by Piedmont blues players such as Elizabeth Cotten, Mississippi John Hurt, Etta Baker, and Blind Blake. Anthea's original music combines the syncopated rhythm and repetitive melodic appeal of these folk styles with impressionistic lyrics that meditate on family, love, loss, and the passage of time. Her debut EP, "Play It Back," released January 2021, received acclaim from campus and community radio stations across North America, appearing on Earshot's charts for 20 weeks.