Forming in 2017, Plain Faraday is an indie-folk-and-funk project hailing from Colorado. The backbone of the group consists of the father-son duo, Caleb (vocals and guitar) and Rob Sanders (double bass). The guild of musician-friends also includes cellist Katie Burns, drummer Miles Jenkins, multi-instrumentalists Ezra Bram and Riley Merino, and trumpeter Ian Thomas. Follow along and you’ll see other local artists from time to time joining the parade of melody-makers.
Plain Faraday’s unique sound lies somewhere between modern folk and neo-funk (it’s a Colorado thing). Influences of indie-rock, Americana and jazz abound. The group’s quest for meaningful lyrics and dynamic compositions are guided by a respect for wood and steel, times past and present.
Over the years, the band has released several singles. In January 2020, they released Blue Eyes – a song that blurs the boundaries between jazz, reggae and indie-pop. Team Faraday’s first record (a 7-track EP) was released on all streaming platforms September 12th. While this EP is a pure testament to their folk roots, it subtly hints at their expansion into new musical spaces. Their second EP, Pink Blazer, is scheduled for release in early Summer 2021.
When not playing music, the Faraday crew can be found roaming (or skating) the streets of Golden and Boulder, sipping local brew, throwing down in a game of chess, kicking the hacky sack with friends in the park, basking riverside in the warm Colorado sun, and exploring the inspiring Rocky Mountains.