Vancouver-based duo Logan and Nathan invite you to a tender freak-folk dance of early love and passion. The couple's music meets at the confluence of Nathan Turner's west coast salt-water swagger and Logan Thackray's wild Rocky mountain meltwater. Guitar and banjo duel, vocals are shared and swapped, and lyrics are filled with intimacy, longing and self-doubt.
Logan's voice is unique. It floats airily along, pulling you up into the clouds to survey their evocative lyrical landscapes. Nathan's voice is the perfect counter. With initial strength, it trembles over the uncontrollable goosebumps erupting through the couple’s energy. Accompanied at times by drums, keys, viol, violin, cello and saxophone, their sound shimmies along the border of folk with influences of jazz syncopation and soul.
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, tattooing, 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 multi-instrumentalist 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. Through his travels he’s experienced life in Tofino, Victoria, Vancouver and now Northern Quebec.
In fact, it’s in Northern Quebec, in Eeyou Ischtee, where the couple are currently residing, as they
bring preforming arts to youth in the region for the non-profit organization Youth Fusion. Art, travel,
connections, community and people are brought together in Logan and Nathan’s lives and music. Leaving us to wonder where their sound will turn next, just like the mixing waters that they are.