At the center of Fawkes & Hownd’s artistic mission is an intent to convey authenticity... More important to them than any musical flourish, then, is a dedication to exhibiting the truths that were prevalent between one another when developing each of their songs.
- For Folk's Sake
Intimate folk duo Fawkes & Hownd is purely authentic. Blending Canadian and American roots, Phöenix Lazare and Justin Kelley have created a songwriting style that dives deep with their affectionate, ethereal harmonies layered above shimmering guitar work. In their haunting new single, "Our Time," the couple explore their life together in reflection of every day obstacles. Singing "A kiss through your car window is all that we have time for," they're reminded to cherish every moment.
Partners in life and in music, Fawkes & Hownd released their debut album, Balancing Act, on March 1, 2019. The five-song collection was recorded live in Nashville, TN and captures the organic feel that reflects the moment each song was written. With a central theme revolving around growth, Balancing Act finds the duo chronicling their journey from small towns — Phöenix hails from Salt Spring Island, BC and Justin from a small North Shore, MA community — to big cities and everything in between.
Fawkes & Hownd’s live shows find the duo connecting and reminiscing with their audiences, creating an intimate atmosphere that feels as if they’ve invited you into their living room. Telling stories and sharing music new and old, their contagious energy fills stages with warmth and light.