Welcome to Winterland, in the rainy wilds of Washington State, where we believe in making original, meaningful music with lyrics carved from the driftwood of life. We're an alternative folk duo with a full band sound featuring acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, violin, foot percussion, harmonica, and male-female vocal harmonies. We love the earth and telling the stories of those who roam upon her mountains and through her woods. Over the last decade, we have released five studio albums to critical acclaim from PASTE, No Depression & The Seattle Times. From sold out shows at top venues from coast to coast to performing on stage at the Lincoln Memorial during the Restore Civility Peace Rally in Washington, DC, our music has become a deep green thread in the fabric of Americana music.

Will you help us make our next Winterlings Album? 

I'm Like A Tree

The Winterlings

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I'm Like A Tree by The Winterlings

That, That's my brother in the yard His head is crowned with thorns of stars He breathes in what I breathe out I am with him now

I'm like a tree All that I need Comes to me

Stand by my side Hands in the sky Feel the Earth give We are not alone in this, We are not alone in this,

You who've been running all your life barefoot bleeding through the pines In the garden, close your eyes You are made of light

You are a tree
All that you need Comes to thee

Walk the grove Grandfather's bones Make the peach sweet

Let the roots grow from your feet Let the rain run down your cheek We forgot what the world was about Remember now, Remember now

I'm like a tree All that I need Comes to me

Stand by my side Hands in the sky Feel the Earth give, Feel the Earth give, Feel the Earth give

Copyright 2017, Wolff Bowden & The Winterlings This song is currently in recording and production for the Winterlings' next album. Donors receive songs as we finish them! Learn more at: Winterlings.com

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American Son

The Winterlings

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Last November, deep in meditation, Wolff was visited by the ghost of Leonard Cohen. “I saw his face in a black fog,” Wolff recalls. “I knew I had to write.” In the resulting song, the ghost sings: l am the ghost of Leonard Cohen, don’t you know? I am the one whose footprints vanished in the snow. I am the one who slit his wrist to ink these songs, to cover swastikas on bathroom walls. The Winterlings survived the rainiest winter in Seattle history while giving birth to their fourth album, American Son. The songs rose like mushrooms in defiance of the dark, and a line from “Puget Sound” describes it best: All this water taught us not to drown. We are at home in Puget Sound. American Son is filled with the stories of the duo’s favorite subjects: poems that live as people. One such poem-person traveled to India and bought a taxi driver a house, giving rise to “Birthplace.” Another made the Winterlings a leather journal where “Owl Mountain” took shape. As the song was being recorded, a nearly dead owl appeared in rural Florida and was rescued by Wolff’s nephew and niece (aged 6 & 3) who took “Murloc” to a bird sanctuary, and later released him into the wild. American Son is an album where: Salmon climb the mountainside with pieces of the ocean in their spines. Where a dandelion roars: here I am going white. Cut me down but you didn’t know I could fly. Where: the dead are still giving birth to all the light we have left. The album is an apple orchard grown above a graveyard, blossoms pink and swarmed with bees.

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Previous events

Saturday Songs August 1st!

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

Summer is here and we're singing your requests! Set up some speakers and blast your neighborhood with cinematic music!

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings dot com Thanks again for all your support!

Saturday Songs with The Winterlings July 25

Your Couch, Your Street, Seattle, WA

Summer's creeping in to Winterland and we're still singing. Send us a song request and come listen...

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings dot com Thanks again for all your support!

Saturday Songs in your Heart's Forest July 18

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

Our show in the lavender was forbidden, so we shall sing in the forests of your hearts. And ears. Join us! Send requests!

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings dot com Thanks again for all your support!

Saturday Songs with The Winterlings July 11

Your Couch, Your Street, Seattle, WA

The smoke has cleared and the mortar fire has been replaced with cold rain. We're ready to sing again! Join us!

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings dot com Thanks again for all your support!

Saturday Songs with The Winterlings June 27

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

We return to the Livestream Stage this Saturday to bring original music to your livingroom! Requests welcome, earlier the better!

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings dot com Thanks again for all your support!

Juneteenth with The Winterlings

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

We're going to celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday (a day after the actual holiday, but why not make it a full weekend?)

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Send Requests!

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings dot com Thanks again for all your support!

Saturday Songs with The Winterlings May 23rd

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

Join us for our Saturday Songs Show as we stream into your living space and bring your requests to life!

All are welcome for the show or a song!

Saturday Songs with The Winterlings

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

We will meet you in your livingroom again, or your kitchen, or...

Dressing the silence in songs. Send requests early if you can!

Donations humbly welcomed if you are able. All welcome, always.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings. Thanks for your support!

Mama Songs Livestream with The Winterlings

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

From Jennie Hodgers to our new song Loretta, we're gonna sing Mama Songs or requests from all you Mother's out there!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2670349763288254/

Donations much appreciated.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings. Thanks for your support!

Hangin' In with The Winterlings Livestream

Your Couch, Your Street, Seattle, WA

When the darkness creeps in, we keep singing. Livestream Saturday! Send requests now so we can rehearse.

Requests welcome. Donations appreciated.

Winterlings Tip Jar: BEST: Venmo @Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Jay Bowden Last 4 of phone if they ask: 4677 Or PayPal.me/Wolffpoet (2 f’s) Or Button on Winterlings. Thanks for your support!

Earth Hymns with The Winterlings Livestream

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

Let's celebrate our Mother Earth! Sing along with us as we praise trees, dandelions and the wind! Requests welcome.

Easter's Eve with The Winterlings

Your Couch, Your Street, Your Town

After many requests to keep the songs shining on Saturdays, we're returning with songs old and new for those who need some live music in the storm. This will probably be a shorter show so please send requests now.

Same Road, Different Songs Livestream on our Facebook Page (Requests we missed last week)

The Comfort of Home, Your Street, Seattle, WA

What an amazing time we had playing for y'all last Saturday! We tried to play all your requested songs, but we just couldn’t get to them all. After nearly two hours, our fingers were sore but we made notes after the show...Same time and place, but different songs. Send your requests! We'll do our best!

Mar25

The Winterlings at Private Concert

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