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Joseph // Native, Dreamer, Kin

Talented northwest natives have taken the music world by storm in recent years, from Macklemore to Allen Stone and Noah Gunderson (and we can’t forget American Idol hopeful Sanjaya Malakar). One of the newest and best kept secrets of local music that has been released among the indie music scene is Joseph, a band of three sisters from Portland, Ore.

Although the sisters are Portland bread, they have been touring across the great PNW and the west cost over the last year. One of the stops on their tour landed them in Pullman, Wash. in October. It was that night that I met these beautiful, humble and wonderful sisters and fell in love with their folk/soul sound. I joined twenty-something twenty-somethings at One World Cafe in Moscow, Id. to watch Natalie, Meegan, and Allie Closner play an unplugged show for the people of the Palouse.

Next on their list of venues to grace the angelic harmonies of Joseph with is the Fremont Abbey in Seattle, Wash. on February 14, 2014. The Sweethearts Show¬†will be the release party for Native, Dreamer, Kin. The sisters will be accompanied by a duo form of The Local Strangers {and Benjamin Doerr of St. Paul de Vence. Join Jo on the road during the holiday weekend by joining their album release party for $8 on Valentine’s Day!

The family trio began as a solo singer/songwriter project with the eldest of the three sisters, Natalie Closner. After two nationwide house show tours, Natalie sought out the voices of her younger twin sisters, Allie and Meegan, in 2012 to complete the “genetically-perfected harmonies” as their original name Dear Born.

It was late 2013 when the sisters changed their name to Joseph and began dreaming up the life that they were born to live. And it was a success. Shows are continually being booked up and down the west coast, and almost $5,000 has been raised through KickStarter for the next Joseph album, Native, Dreamer, Kin. The album is expected to be released later this month.