From The Last Bison
The Last Bison’s mountain-top chamber music combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities. Incorporating traditional folk instruments with a reed organ, percussion and classical strings, Bison creates a unique hybrid sound that defies pigeon-holing the band. Ben Hardesty’s (vocals and guitar) songwriting bears sonic resemblance to groups such as Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons and The Decemberists. The music of this seven member band grew organically in the family living room and around backyard bonfires giving it a rootsy quality and yet the complex arrangements and refined strings seem just as appropriate in a symphony hall.