About the Band

Folkknot is an indie-folk band based in Greensboro, NC. At the heart of Folkknot is their unique instrumentation; acoustic guitar and three-part vocal harmonies are accompanied by accordion, cello, violin, viola, piano, and drums. The enchanting songwriting and lucid storytelling of frontman Grey Hyatt spans countless settings and time periods, and the band’s sound draws from folk traditions across the globe. From sing-along sea shanties to introspective storytelling to grand instrumental pieces, Folkknot gives an attentive listener the opportunity to get lost in a daydream of their own.

Folkknot’s discography includes two demo albums which were self-recorded, self-produced, and self-mixed. Recorded during the height of the COVID pandemic, their first release, A Disease Called The Sea, follows a storyline based on memoirs of Hyatt’s Grandfather who was a sailor his entire life. The debut record is a raw yet charming concept album featuring the first iteration of the band’s instrumentation: acoustic guitar, accordion, and violin. After a lineup change swapped violin for cello, Folkknot experienced a burst of creativity and recorded their second demo album, A Life Well Suffered. This effort saw the band expand their sound with more focus on the accordion, countermelodies, and vocal harmonies.

Folkknot has continued to grow their sound, and the group is in the final stages of recording their first professionally-produced album, slated for release in early 2024. The 11-track record continues the development of Folkknot’s diverse instrumentation with viola, piano, and drums joining the acoustic guitar and accordion that were prominent in the band’s demo tapes. The upcoming album simultaneously evolves the band’s sound to that of folk-rock while staying true to their folk roots and sea shanty origins.

Our Music

A Disease Called The Sea – Demos I

July 2020

A Life Well Suffered – Demos II

July 2021

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Greensboro, NC

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