Feather and Folly
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Feather and Folly


Band Folk Acoustic


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Miss You Sister (fall 2010)

A Shrine to Pleasant (spring 2010)

Complete With Two Friendship Bracelets (2008)

All albums are self released.



Feather and Folly was born in New York City in 2008 out of a friendship between three art school students; Holly Overton, Júlía Hermannsdóttir and Toby Liebowitz.

First, Holly needed help recording a song for a video she was making for drawing class. She asked her friend Toby to help, (who was previously in the band Paper Whale of Seattle) and they had so much fun that they kept making more music. When they came back to school after summer break Holly and Toby had written lots of new songs and started playing shows and parties. At an early show their new friend Júlía (who was previously in the band We Painted the Walls of Reykjavík, Iceland) sang a couple of songs with them and played tambourine, and they liked her voice and presence so much that they became a band of three.

Sadly Toby had to leave the band when she moved back to Seattle in spring 2009, but Holly and Júlía have continued playing as a duo since and have had a great time performing at all kinds of venues, bars, restaurants, art galleries, parties and boats, mainly all over Manhattan and Brooklyn New York but also in Boston, Seattle and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As of 2011 Júlía is relocating to Iceland for some time and they hope to play some shows there in the near future.

Their favorite thing is to perform intimate acoustic sets for small crowds of friends.

Here are some nice things people have said:

"...The duo, from Nags Head, North Carolina and Iceland and now, Brooklyn, merge the music of their homelands, resulting is the kind of music that haunts and inspires.
Utilizing instruments like the ukelele, dulcimer and glockenspiel and of course relying on their pretty harmonies, Feather and Folly comforts in the most pleasant way: through warmth and sensitivity.

“Cold Spring” has a down-home feel. It may be a cliche to think of grassy fields and apple pie and the like, but that is what this conjures for me… The dedicated stomp and shaker shake is as close to the sound of a rapidly beating heart after a woodsy frolick that i’ve come across in some time."

-Georgia Kral of MicrophoneMemoryEmotion

"Now give one of the girls (Holly Overton) an acoustic guitar and ukulele to switch between, and for the other (Júlía Hermannsdóttir) an assortment of percussion toys including a tambourine, pair of maracas, and a small xylophone. [...] But hold on a second, because we haven’t added in the most important ingredient: the delicately-measured usage of creaky vocal harmonies, which makes it requisite that candles be lit in whatever room these girls are playing (as if that wasn’t already the case).

How refreshing to see a folk-pop duo embracing simplicity of sound and not engaging the pretensions laden in so much of the current class of the genre. [...] There is something to be said for the economics employed in using two voices and two instruments for every song, and it brings to mind in form (if not in sound) the idea of the old-school folk duo."

-Kevin Armento of buswickbk.com