Whitherward is the partnership between singer-songwriters Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams. Founded in Nashville in December of 2013, the duo has built a catalog of varied, intricate songs that explore the effects of the human condition. Beginning their career together in the writer's rounds of Nashville, Ash and Ed grew into a full-time touring duo with a move out west in 2014 and the addition of band members Stephanie Groot on violin and Patrick Hershey on upright bass. The group decided to hit the road and not look back, embarking on several multi-week tours across the United States, never settling anywhere permanent and living to play music they love for people who love music. Compared to a modern-day Simon & Garfunkle, Civil Wars, and influences of rock, folk, jazz, singer/songwriter and trip-hop. Their hard-hitting lyrical style, supported by thunderous vocals and guitars, bring a new dimension to the indie folk world.
Whitherward loves the house concert culture. Currently booking Europe for September, 2017
January: Southern California
February: Central California
March: Northern California
April: Colorado, Nebraska
May: Arizona, Oregon, Washington
June: Montana, mid-west
July: The South
August: New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, etc. on the East Coast.
September & October: Europe (TBD...still flexible)
*All dates can be modified, especially depending on price!