The Crescent Sky
The Crescent Sky is a four person indie-folk band from BC that creates music with rich soaring vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumentation. The band includes two couples: Anna Luth (vocals/percussion/guitar) and Regan Luth (vocals/violin/mandolin), and Anna Ratzlaff (vocals/cello/piano) and Jason Ratzlaff (vocals/guitar/bass). They are individually strong songwriters, and together they compose indie-folk music with string melodies, whimsical synths and rhythmic guitar lines.
Drawing on shared influences like The Staves, Bon Iver and Fleetwood Mac, The Crescent Sky places collaboration at the centre of their music which allows each member to equally shape the process. Simultaneously pensive and optimistic, their honest lyrics flow from intimate confessions to declarations in four-part harmony. Thoughtfully crafted arrangements support their vocally-driven songs that describe a search for hope, a sentiment in the foreground of everything they do.
Since forming in 2018, this indie-folk band continues to prove they are here to stay. They performed at CBC’s Nooners Concert Series, received the 2018 Abbotsford Arts Council Emerging Artist Award, and placed in the top 100 of CBC's Canada-wide Searchlight contest in 2019. They released their debut album “Wonder” in 2020 that explores themes of personal growth, and demonstrates the band’s versatility and ambition as emerging artists in Canada’s music scene. They have performed at the Harrison Festival of the Arts (BC), Pigeon Lake Music Festival (AB), Mission Folk Music Festival (BC), Peace Valley Folk Festival (BC) and have showcased internationally through Folk Alliance International and the Folk Music Ontario Conference.
The Crescent Sky is thankful to live and make music on the unceded ancestral territories of the Qayqayt First Nation, colonially known as New Westminster, and the unceded ancestral territories of the Stó:lō peoples, colonially known as Chilliwack, BC.