The Clearwings is an independent alt-folk duo with a focus on the intimacy of live performance. They combine tight harmonies with driving guitar, bringing a modern edge to a classic folk sensibility. The result is a dynamic sound, with influences ranging from 60s greats like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and Ian & Sylvia, to modern rock interpreters like The White Stripes and The Strokes.
The Clearwings is fronted equally by Raven Adams (vocals) and Mark Phillips (vocals & guitar). While Raven is native to Santa Cruz, California and Mark from Golden, Colorado, the pair began collaborating on music in college in Maine and moved to Colorado in 2009. They formed the Clearwings in December of 2013, performing folk standards and unexpected covers around Denver while developing original material.
In August 2015, the Clearwings released a single, ”Nothing to Say” and B-side track (”I don’t believe a thing”). The duo launched their first tour (called the “New Hip Tour” for Mark’s newly reconstructed hip joint) to support the release, playing shows from San Francisco to Cheyenne throughout the end of the year. After a short break while Mark had a second hip surgery, the Clearwings released the “Rocks in My Shoes” EP in May 2016.
The Clearwings are very excited that their music is being played on 7522 Radio.