Local folk rock trio, Real Folk.
Folk rock trio, Real Folk, released their second album entitled At the Brink on May 12, 2012. Blending musical energy and sweet vocal harmonies with a message that brings awareness to social issues, their music is written to inspire all to “live life in celebration with all respectfully.”
Their music encourages people to reach for the highest potential of humanity in order to create a world that can be happy and healthy. Real Folk illustrates songs through music and lyrics, bringing to life the cultures of past and present.
The trio consists of Dennis Griffiths, Paul Henderson and Kim Longmore. Real Folk has been performing for audiences in coffeehouses, festivals and benefit concerts for 7 years. A few of those events include Mother’s Day Gathering for Peace in Snohomish, Music at the Lake in Lake Stevens and Sorticulture Arts Festival in Everett. They have a musical sound like Peter, Paul and Mary and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The album includes 10 original songs and four cover tunes.
Kim Longmore and Paul Henderson have lived in Lake Stevens and Marysville for over a decade while Dennis Griffiths was born and raised in Marysville. Longmore teaches third grade at Riverview Elementary in Snohomish.
At the Brink features several gifted musicians from Arlington, Everett and the surrounding area including Christine Traxler on fiddle, blues harmonica player, Jeff Nicely, Paul Roberts on dobro, lap and pedal steel, Peter Ali on Native American flute, Jeff Griffiths on bass and Jeff Busch on drums and percussion.
In 2006 Real Folk released their first album entitled Stilly River featuring seven original tunes and five covers. Their original music was featured at the RESULTS national conference in Washington, D.C. and their music is played regularly on KSER 90.7 local community radio.