The Federales: Classic country for the modern world.
We’re not from the Black Hills, the Texas Panhandle or Appalachia. We’re from the Twin Cities. Damn proud of it, too, but we play country music, because it’s one of America’s native languages.
We use it to tell our stories of love, good times, Grain Belt, and friends. Some are fact. Some are fiction with the truth hiding in there somewhere. All of them are heartfelt.
We’re pickers, fiddlers, groovers & harmonizers. We’re ready to make you sing along, get up and dance or just sit and tap your toes. We’re The Federales.
“Don’t let my disdain for what I call “beard-rock” fool you — man, I fucking love country, and I love when it’s done right. And I’m gonna say: The Federales, from what I can tell, tick every god-damn box possible.”
— l’etoile magazine
“[H]eartbroken lyrics sound like they’d fit right in at a summertime backyard party.”
— The Current
The Federales are:
James Gould on electric guitar
Mark Larson on drums
Ben Miller on acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals
Jay Scabich on fiddle
Andy Schuster on bass
Karl Wahoske on banjo, acoustic guitar, and vocals