"John Everett Hardin was raised in a small Mississippi River town 10 miles north of St. Louis, MO. Eventually settling down in Wisconsin, he released an EP and a full length album while extensively touring the U.S. before mental maelstroms caused him to step away from performing and releasing music for 5 years. He returned in 2016 with a solo album, The Piasa Bird, and is expected to release an album with frequent collaborator Hayward Williams under the name Coyote Brother in September of 2019, followed by a solo album under the moniker Bright Arcana in the winter.
Clara Baker is a indie Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, OR. Her sophomore release, Things To Burn (2019), was recorded live to tape in a Wisconsin living room with Grammy-winning engineer Brian Joseph (Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver) and avant-folk experimentalist Shane Leonard. Claras songwriting, singing and masterful guitar playing earned her a 4th place finish at the 2019 Telluride Troubadour Competition