We Are The Willows

We Are The Willows is the project of Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter / producer Peter M. His unique countertenor voice is often supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite (guitar), Travis Collins (bass/ voice), Hilary James (cello/ voice), and Josh McKay (drums). Whether as a band or a solo artist, we are the willows crafts dynamic songs with a contemplative air. The songs cover a lot of conceptual ground: from family history to modern social life and personal identity.

We Are The Willows has been releasing music since 2007.  The most notable release, Picture (Portrait), a 20 song, two-part concept album based on letters written between Miller’s Grandparents during World War II, garnered praise from NPR, the BBC, NOISEY, PASTE magazine, Buzzfeed, The Brooklyn Vegan, and USA Today.  Between 2009 and 2017 the band toured a great deal, including showcasing at SXSW, Treefort Music Fest, Summerfest, and supporting slots with Blitzen Trapper, S. Carey, PHOX, and Matt Pond PA.

In the summer of 2020, the band released their third full-length record: Who We Are & Where We Are Now. This album finds the band with more clarity, consideration, and sense of self. These songs are about processing depression, anxiety, the nature of love, and identity. This album is a testament to getting better for the people and things you love. It’s an acceptance that there is no arrival point, there’s only who we are & where we are now.

Past Shows


Aug
28
th
2021
Turf Club
Aug
28
th
2021
Turf Club

We Are The Willows

with Sass and Naél
Jan
31
st
2020
Turf Club
Jul
25
th
2018
Turf Club
Jul
25
th
2018
Turf Club
Oct
2
nd
2017
Turf Club
Oct
2
nd
2017
Turf Club

Matt Pond PA

with J Fernandez and We Are The Willows
Jul
23
rd
2016
Turf Club
Jul
23
rd
2016
Turf Club

We Are The Willows

with MATTHÄUS and Fathom Lane
Sep
11
th
2015
Mainroom
Sep
11
th
2015
Mainroom

John Mark Nelson

with Black Diet and We Are The Willows
Aug
29
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain

Midwest Day Party 2015 ( Austin, TX )

with Allan Kingdom, Prof, Mike Mictlan and more!
Dec
13
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
13
th
2014
Turf Club

We Are The Willows

with S. Carey and MARTY MARQUIS
Apr
9
th
2014
Turf Club
Apr
9
th
2014
Turf Club

Ages and Ages

with We Are The Willows
Feb
1
st
2014
Turf Club
Feb
24
th
2013
7th St Entry
Feb
24
th
2013
7th St Entry

Foreign Fields and PHOX

with We Are The Willows
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom

Actual Wolf, Al Church And State, MEG ASHLING and more!

with dozens of MN bands covering The Magnetic Fields’ magnum opus
Sep
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Sep
10
th
2011
Mainroom

HALLOWEEN, ALASKA Album Release Show

with Communist Daughter and We Are The Willows

More Shows

Oct
19
th
7th St Entry

NNAMDÏ

Aug
19
th
Turf Club

Sleeping Jesus

with Dark Bunny and Grand Courriers
Sep
20
th
Turf Club

Zeal & Ardor

with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

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