About Inland Isle
Emerging from the secluded mountain town of Jackson, Wyoming, Inland Isle is an indie folk-rock band whose members inevitably found each other in a small – but surprisingly deep – music scene.
Songwriters Pat Chadwick and Dusty Nichols had separately earned nods from the likes of Paste magazine and NPR’s Here & Now with their previous bands, and after those projects became dormant, a collaboration became a natural fit.
The lineup was rounded out by frequent collaborator and prolific musician Leif Routman as bassist, and Shawn Fleming, an intuitive drummer with professional engineering experience in LA and Portland.
On their eight-song debut album, Inland Isle reckons with four years of political upheaval in America and its effects on personal relationships with partners, family members, and one’s community and profession.
While the songs are set in dramatic rock landscapes with instrument tones ranging from dirty to psychedelic, they are anchored by intimate and introspective lyrics sung earnestly by Chadwick atop the band’s lush vocal harmonies.
After escaping to a Montana cabin to record the album in the fall of 2019, Inland Isle successfully funded a Kickstarter project last March to release the music in late fall of this year. The album is produced by Fleming and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, The Shins).
No upcoming shows.