Pharis & Jason Romero
They’re nice people who play folk music.
One of them laughs a lot, and one of them is a bit mysterious.
They’ve won some awards.
They’ve played a lot of nice places, and taught a lot of enthusiastic people.
They have two great kids and a house in the woods.
Pharis and Jason have been quietly connecting with audiences since their first record release in 2011. They started out together playing mostly traditional music – banjo, guitar, and sometimes fiddle in an early old time trio The Haints, and backing up their favourite west coast old time fiddlers on a quirky and hard-to-find but well-loved release. Over the years they’ve moved their original songwriting and nuanced singing into the forefront, and have found their intimate performances embraced by audiences around North America and Europe. Their songs, voices, rhythmic playing, and the rise and fall of their harmonies have evolved together to become the centrepieces of the five records they’ve released as a duo. Three Juno awards and seven Canadian Folk Music Awards later, they continue to tour and teach with love and care and two adventurous kids.
They make their home in Horsefly, BC, where they also build beautiful instruments as J. Romero Banjos. At home they’re building banjos, rejoicing in the outdoors, eating food they’ve raised, and playing music in the kitchen.