Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
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Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

Friday Harbor, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Duo Folk Roots


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"EuroAmericana Chart"

Dave & Mandy's new release, 'Maritime', #1on both August and September 2014 EuroAmericana Chart! -

"No Depression"

"Together they [Dave and Mandy] have crafted an album that positively brims with excellent songs, fine playing and exquisite vocals." -

"Seattle Post Intelligencer"

"I could talk about all of the songs on this album [Seed of a Pine] until the cows come home. Honestly this is one of those…albums which ‘had me at hello.’ If you’re a fan of modern folk and americana, you can’t go wrong with Seed of a Pine.” - BlogCritics.org

"Americana UK"

9 out of 10 score -"This [Seed of a Pine] is an excellent album…this duo seem to thrive on the beautiful things around us all and have an ability to make the listener stop and maybe appreciate the wonders of this world for a little longer than we would normally…” -

"Willy Porter"

"Dave and Mandy create a confluence of soulful lyrics, musical chops and harmony in their music that is as beautiful as it is thought provoking." -

"Sun 209: The Americana Music Journal"

"Singer/songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer have a knack for capturing the passionate beauty of original contemporary folk music. Evoking tranquility and reflection, their frank lyrics and life-affirming tales are woven around melodic lines that hold the fabric together…this debut collaboration [Seed of a Pine] is a perfect showcase…" -


"All of the songs tell stories that take you places you want to go. Fer and McGraw know how to pen a tune that keeps the listener hanging on each word…Seed of a Pine is my best recording of the year."
-F.A.M.E. (Roberta Schwartz) - Roberta Schwartz


Maritime (to be released in 2015 in US) - Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

Seed of a Pine (2012) - Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

The Other Side (2010) - Mandy Ferrarini

City League Champions: Live at the Green Room (2011) - Dave McGraw & Crow Wing

Coyotes Came Around (2009) - Dave McGraw & Crow Wing

Live at the Orpheum Theater (2009) - Dave McGraw Band

Live at Noe Valley (2007) - Dave McGraw & Peter Horne

Where the Sea Settles Down (2007) Dave McGraw

Northwest Southwest (2005) Dave McGraw



Pacific Northwest based songwriting duo Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer are natural explorers.

McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist and naturalist, working everywhere from Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the Pacific coast of Washington State. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture. They met in the high desert of Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 and have since built a music career together based on those travels, funneling everything - the characters they met, the sounds they heard, the stories they lived - into an innovative blend of folk, indie-rock, and rootsy Americana. The duo's rich vocal harmonies coupled with Mandy's pioneering electric guitar work captivate the listener within their dynamic and spirited live performances.

McGraw and Fer have amassed an admirable resume and an ever-expanding fan base during their time playing music together. Their debut duo album Seed of a Pine (2012) included guest work by songwriters Peter Mulvey as well as JT Nero and Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago). Having toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, performing in esteemed theaters to intimate listening rooms anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, the pair has honed their skills sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov, Kelly Joe Phelps, Willy Porter and many others. 

Their newest album Maritime was recorded in the San Juan Islands of Washington, and upon release in Europe in the summer of 2014, charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months. Maritime is slated for release in the US in winter 2015.

Dave & Mandy currently reside on an island in northwest Washington where they can sometimes be found sea-kayaking between islands in search of whales.

Live Videos

1. Serotiny (May our Music) AudiotreeTV in Chicago

2. Slumbering Rose AudiotreeTV in Chicago

3. Grow AudiotreeTV in Chicago

4. Cat Creek

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