free feral

OneBeat 2019 Fellow

String Player, Vocalist

New Orleans, United States

free feral is a California raised, New Orleans-based string player, composer and interdisciplinary artist.  Known for their work as the violist in Leyla McCalla’s critically acclaimed trio, free’s own songwriting explores psychic landscapes through blues and folk traditions utilizing an array of stringed instruments, vocal textures & looping. Their career has been wide-ranging, straddling a multitude of musical and performative forms, including collaborations with filmmakers, poets, puppeteers, folk and contemporary musicians. An artist with a singular voice and focus, free is driven by a desire for justice, equity, and accountability in the music industry and beyond.