Image by Jed Pearson
Image by Jed Pearson

A soldier realizes that everything she is willing to die for is worth living for. A lover marvels at the ease of how her heart can give whilst in the midst of the unease of not knowing. And a rustic cabin at the end of a familiar dirt road whispers, “Let your worries unwind.” With roots originating from Nevada, Ohio, and Texas, Canyons is a band with a taste for all genres that wants you to feel. In the true sense of folk music, their songs tell stories. The songs urge you to immerse yourself in scenes both ethereal and intimate. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Kate Anderson, was raised out west by the sax-man of an R&B band. A Reno native she came to Utah ready to make good music. Vocalist and lead guitarist, Secily Saunders, has had her hands in the local folk and rock scene since she left BYU in 2001. Debi Graham, Alex Boye, Talia Keys, The Vision, and Maren Ord are just a few of the artists she has played with and subsequently learned from. Percussionist, Hillary McDaniel, has crafted her skills in the Salt Lake scene with Please Be Human, Palodine, Mary Tebbs, and Talia Keys. She loves Ryan Adams and Nina Simone and everyone in between — and it shows in her passionate performances. Whether you’re feeling like a grenade about to explode or a little nostalgic, Canyons has a song to make you remember why folks started playing music in the first place.