About True North



True North is:
Kristen Grainger, vocals, ukulele
Dan Wetzel, guitar, resonator guitar, mandolin, ukulele, vocals
Dale Adkins, guitar, tenor guitar, banjo, vocals
Suzanne Pearce, upright bass, vocals


Hailing from Oregon’s beautiful Willamette valley, Americana-bluegrass quartet True North combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with fat harmonies and folk-edged songwriting for a distinctive sound that is fresh, warm and memorable.

Fronted by vocalist and award-winning singer-songwriters Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel, True North is rounded out with two well-known Northwest bluegrass superstars Dale Adkins and Suzanne Pearce Adkins.

True North just released their 4th band album, “Open Road, Broken Heart” which is already receiving praise and accolades.  The collection hosts 8 originals as well as 4 carefully chosen and arranged covers.  The band’s 2014 release, “Elsebound” received very favorable reviews* from music critics here and abroad, spent 25 weeks  on the Roots Music Report’s top ten (national folk charts),  and was the number 7 album for the year on that same report.
True North’s performances exemplify the most compelling aspects of live acoustic roots music: intelligent songwriting, thoughtful arrangements, terrific instrumental interpretations by the band’s highly-skilled pickers, and vocals that alternately bring you to tears or raise ecstatic hairs on the back of your neck.

Contact: (503)559-7998. Email: truenorthband@comcast.net