Those Willows originally formed as an acoustic duo in 2007 by Detroit musicians Melissa Tarter and Jack Wells. The pair’s music evolved to incorporate a spectrum of genres including soul, folk, rock, and jazz. Those Willows successfully released their first full-length album, Rivertown, in February 2012 with bassist Mike Tor. The The band has performed all over Michigan, including festivals like Royal Oak’s Arts, Beats and Eats, Detroit’s Motown Winter Blast and Lansing’s Festival of the Sun. The pair’s music has been aired on multiple television shows, from the UK’s Skins to reality TV on Animal Planet, MTV, and VH-1. The band has also received commercial placements in the United States and Europe. Recently moved to Portland, Those Willows looks forward to embracing the new music scene.