Youth in a Roman Field wants to help you break the rules. The bastardized string quartet meets folk band meets jazz combo from singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Wellin incorporates sounds of "Appalachia, cayenne pepper, & ghosts." The band includes collaborators Tiffany Topol, Scott Stangland, Cassidy Stirtz, and Jamie Mohamdein, and uses their collective training in
classical, jazz, and folk traditions to create an original, progressive sound
with sweeping, powerful vocals at the forefront. Their debut LP, 'Of Grit and Grace,' was released in May of 2012, and the EP 'Suits for Children' in October 2014. Originally out of Chicago, the band now resides in New York City and released their second full-length album, 'Storm Conductor,' produced with the Grammy-winning Stewart Lerman, in April 2018.
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“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