Natalie Cressman, a San Francisco native raised in a most eclectic musical household, has diversified and expanded her musical universe constantly throughout her young career, and early on found a strikingly original and mature voice, whether on trombone or in her singing and songwriting. She has spent much of the last six years touring the jam band circuit with Trey Anastasio, while also performing with jazz luminaries Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon and Peter Apfelbaum.
Mike Bono began his musical career at the age of five, and auditioned for Berklee College of Music at age 18, receiving the school’s first Presidential Scholarship ever awarded to a guitarist. While at Berklee, he formed the Mike Bono Group, which released its debut record, “From Where You Are,” in 2013. He has toured internationally as leader and sideman, and has performed with such artists as Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Chris Cheek, Julian Lage and Dayna Stephens.
As a duo, Cressman and Bono released their debut album, Etchings in Amber, in October 2016. The album’s nine songs take the listener on a transcendent, emotionally stirring journey.