Named one of "Nine Wyoming Bands You Should Listen to Now" by Paste Magazine, The Flannel Attractions met by playing the renowned Jackson Hole Hootenanny – a decades-old music tradition that has been graced by folk and bluegrass stalwarts like John Denver and Peter Rowan.
The band's sound revolves around the earnest songs of singer-guitarist Patrick Chadwick, who moved to Wyoming in 2009 after quitting his 9-to-5 office job in Boston, Massachusetts. Falling somewhere between the loose folk pop of The Lumineers and the progressive bluegrass of the Punch Brothers, The Flannel Attractions often evoke comparisons to modern folk revival acts.
Chadwick's songwriting draws from his experience leaving the tumult of city life and being inspired by Wyoming's beauty and the lifestyle it affords. Each member of The Flannel Attractions escaped to Jackson Hole from elsewhere in the United States at some point in the past two decades.
While the band has maintained a core of Chadwick, banjoist Jessie Lestitian and bassist Leif Routman since its inception in 2012, The Flannel Attractions regularly feature other members of the tight-knit Jackson Hole music community, whether it is mandolin player Lucas Nash, singer-guitarist Lauren Conrad, or fiddle players Matt Herron and Josh Metten.
By walking a fine line between indie folk and bluegrass, The Flannel Attractions have steadily developed a fan base, opening for national touring acts like The Deep Dark Woods, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and MarchFourth Marching Band. In the dead of winter in Jackson Hole, the band self-produced their debut self-titled EP and celebrated the disc's local February 2013 arrival with a sold-out release show at Dornan's: the current location of the Hootenanny.
With airplay on Wyoming Public Radio and independent radio stations around the world, a stint as Featured Open Mic Artist of the Month at FolkAlley.com, and positive press extending from Brooklyn to the Pacific Northwest, The Flannel Attractions continue to make noise far beyond their small mountain town.