Near North Music

Pharis & Jason Romero

Pharis & Jason Romero have a classic story. When some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, they quickly knew they were in for the long haul. They’ve since released five records – three as a duo – and toured across North America and the UK. They’ve won a Juno award, been featured on NPR Music, and have performed on A Prairie Home Companion and The Vinyl Cafe. They are passionate teachers and believers in many things folk, and their heartbreakingly harmonic live show takes listeners deep into the unbelievably beautiful world of old country, old time and bluegrass. Their songwriting is striking and original, an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good stories and good sounds.

Raising a family while developing an ever-growing demand for custom J. Romero Banjos in their hometown of Horsefly, BC, Pharis and Jason keep making time to carve out new songs – heartbreak to wilderness dwellers, gourd banjo instrumentals to hopeful refrains – and to put their singularly recognizable stamp on old songs. Called “sublime” (NPR) and “brilliant” (BBC), their releases continue to attract audiences and radio play globally.

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