Fables of the Fall was formed in 2017 out of the singer-songwriter sets of Schwa Michel (banjo, vocals). He was searching for a dark heavy folk sound, and found it in spades after joining forces with Derrick McGuire (mandolin, vocals), Lindsey Gardner (piano, accordion, vocals), Desiree Miller (cello), and Geoff Robinson (upright bass).
Combining elements of folk-punk, chamber music, metal and more, these Denver-based troubadours of the apocalypse bring a new take on folk music. Starting with their unusual instrumentation and layered vocals, and beholden to no genre, they create their heavy folk sound, reminiscent at times of Devotchka, Gogol Bordello or Danny Elfman with sprinkles of pirate shanties and Colorado bluegrass.
We're currently in the studio recording a new album, due out later in 2021!