With a sound that combines the rich roots of Folk & Americana with the classic sentiments of pop, the voices of Brandon James and Femke of Cotton Wine create a hauntingly irresistible combination that continues to leave listeners completely captivated and wanting more.
Based in Nashville, Cotton Wine is the epitome of a DIY group – writing, engineering, producing promoting, and performing all their own songs. Both Brandon & Femke are not only professional vocalists, but each have their own multi-instrumental skill set - Brandon plays guitar, piano, mandolin, drums/percussion; Femke plays accordion, piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, drums/percussion. Femke is also a signed writer with Ten Ten Music, a Berklee alumni, and worked for Hanz Zimmer while in LA. Not to mention the cool signature process for making their own videos using only an iPhone, from design through to post-production.
Originally hailing from Toronto, Canada and Groningen, Holland respectively, Brandon and Femke first met in Los Angeles before beginning on a cross-country road trip when they both separately decided to move to Nashville.
After writing their first song “Going East” while on the road, Brandon recorded a video using an iPhone and posted it on YouTube. After thousands of views, Cotton Wine’s DIY “Song A Week” series premiered on YouTube in 2012, which resulted in over 200,000 views. However, with the release of their record, the series has been removed to make way for their latest featured video singles.
After successfully touring the southeast over the past year and releasing a much-anticipated EP this fall, Cotton Wine’s presence continues to grow both on a local and national level. Some of their most recent success includes a feature of “Corn In A Cotton Field” on Nashville’s highly acclaimed independent radio station, Lightning 100’s the615 program, which provides an hour of radio showcasing the best bands in Nashville every Monday.