Formed in 2009 as a songwriting outlet and solo project, The Echo Wall has gradually become a large band with arrangements that bridge the gap between twangy and symphonic and offer a lush take on Americana.
The typical live line-up includes Shannon Bailey on guitar and vocals; Nina Goodman on keyboards; Hallsi Killian on glockenspiel and ukulele; Mike Shumann on bass and melodica; Jerry Tolk on drums; Samantha Hegre on cello; Justin Higgins on french horn and trumpet; and Audrey Day and/or Erika Saberhagen on violin. Shannon plays solo acoustic shows as well.
The Echo Wall released These Shipwrecked Words in August 2010 and Navigable Darkness in January 2013, and is currently working on a follow-up album. [+]