Originating from UCLA, We the Folk began as a trio performing impromptu shows in public spaces around campus. Student demand rapidly transformed these “pop up” performances into dance parties and official campus events. By headlining the World Music and Movement Festival and opening for David Grisman as part of the Center of the Art of Performance in Royce Hall, We the Folk grew into a recognizable campus presence.
As a quintet, We The Folk began playing shows in Downtown LA at venues such as Villains Tavern and The One Eyed Gypsy. Quickly after, the band was invited to take the stage at other popular Los Angeles venues like The Witzend, The Mint, and Hotel Cafe. Through multiple residencies, We The Folk has established a signature sound that defies categorization, enveloping their audiences in a dynamic and energetic experience.
In 2014 We The Folk took the Las Doñas Award for Best Band Entry with "Won't You Come Back" at UCLA's Spring Sing. Additionally, We The Folk was recently featured on NPR's Alt.Latino as a favorite submission of the 2015 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
The band continues to perform for crowds around Los Angeles and beyond, and makes it a mission to get you dancing. [+]