Youth in a Roman Field wants to help you break the rules. The genre-crossing band from singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Wellin incorporates sounds of "Appalachia, cayenne pepper, & ghosts." Originally out of Chicago, they are proudly based out of Queens, NY.

The band - including collaborators Tiffany Topol, Scott Stangland, Cassidy Stirtz, and Jamie Mohamdein - uses their collective training in
classical, jazz, and folk traditions to create an original, progressive sound
with sweeping, powerful vocals at the forefront.

The group's releases include 'Of Grit and Grace' (2012) 'Suits for Children' (2014) and 'Storm Conductor' (2018), which was produced with the Grammy-winning Stewart Lerman. In December 2019, they released the single 'If We Go' followed by the 'I Saw You' music video debuted January 12, 2020. They are currently working on their third record and are fundraising for it at Kickstarter. Click here to donate.

“Idiosyncratically accessible artistry - an original presence loaded with potential.” -Jamie Lee Rake, Milwaukee Sheperd Express

"An extremely sophisticated adventure, Wellin’s voice is animated, emotive, and powerful, and sets well with the haunting and often cinematic quality to the sounds of strings, versatile percussion, and endless, graceful melody." -Tom Haugen, New Noise

“Energetic, melodic and fun indie folk pop? Maybe. Great band? Definitely.” -Big City Folk


Released December 27, 2019, this newly recorded version of 'If We Go,' the very first Youth in a Roman Field tune (written in 2009) was premiered by Reignland Mag. Visit the music page to listen now! Available to purchase and stream on all platforms. 

Artwork by Steve Ponzo