Shaker Songs

We’re excited to announce our debut album Shaker Songs, available for purchase on Bandcamp.


Combining new progressive folk music with texts from the 18th and 19th century, Shaker Songs brings the thought and poetry of the American Shakers to life.

Listen below to samples from Shaker Songs, or visit us on Bandcamp to purchase the full album.


Listen below to our single, “Winterbirds,” part of an upcoming EP.


Winterbirds offers a powerful take on Progressive Folk. Deeply versed in traditional Appalachian Folk, Bluegrass and Newgrass, Classical Music, and Contemporary Chamber Music, these young performers cloak timeless melodies in unusual instrumental colors and thrilling textures. At once familiar and strange, their debut album Shaker Songs weaves the poetry of the American Shakers into a compelling exploration of the tensions between humility, self-expression, and love.

Winterbirds at Scuppernong Books

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Winterbirds is:

Deena Rizkalla, violin and voice
Emily Damrel, bass and voice
Krisztina Dér, flute
El Rich, guitar, mandolin, voice, songwriter
Sean Mulcahy, accordion

Shaker Songs also features:

Zeb Gambill, mandolin
Greyson Leybourne, banjo and mandolin
Hannah Lomas, voice
Jamie Rowen, rhythm guitar, clawhammer banjo, and voice

Hannah Lomas and Jamie Rowen appear courtesy of Stray Local.

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Recording with Stray Local Recording with Stray Local in Wilmington, NC

Emily Damrel

Deena Rizkalla and Nick Rich