Pharis & Jason Romero

vibrant duets, deadly songs, handmade banjos and old acoustic guitars

Music

March 2015
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Recorded in our home in Horsefly by David Travers-Smith, with special guests Josh Rabie (fiddle), John Hurd (bass), Marc Jenkins (pedal steel) and Brent Morton (drums) on a few tracks. 

Juno Award 2016 - Traditional roots album of the year
Western Canadian Music Awards 2016 - Songwriter of the year  • International Folk Music Awards 2016 Nomination - Song of the year "A wanderer I'll stay" • Western Canadian Music Awards 2016 Nomination - recording of the year • Canadian Folk Music Award 2015 Nominations - Traditional Album, traditional singer, vocal ensemble and producer (with david Travers-Smith). 

 

February 2013
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Our second duo album. 13 original and time-tested songs, played on old and handmade instruments. Recorded by Ivan Rosenberg, mixed and mastered by David Travers-Smith.

Canadian Folk Music Award 2013 - Traditional Singer of the Year
Canadian Folk Music Award 2013 Nominee - Traditional Album of the Year
Western Canadian Music Award 2013 Nominee - Roots/Folk Group of the Year, album design of the year
Independent Music Awards 2013 Nominee - Americana Album of the Year

July 2011

Our first duet recording. Banjos, acoustic, and National guitar with dreamy roots vocals on original and '20s through '50s songs. We loved making this recording with Ivan Rosenberg in Portland. 

Canadian Folk Music Award 2012 - New/Emerging Artist of the Year
Independent Music Awards 2011 - Americana Album of the Year