“Winnow, the newest project from long-time friends and artistic collaborators Joey Frendo and Jared Meeuwenberg, toes the line between art and craft, and between infectious hooks and stories with cavern-like depth. They do so with a deftness that is nearly unmatched, yielding experience and empathy like a hammer. Drawing equal inspiration from all-time, one-name greats like Petty, Prine, Cash alongside modern roots-rock luminaries like Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson, this duo is dead-set on gathering conversations from bar rooms and living rooms alike. Road-worn and genuine, their only interest is to express emotion, not impress with frills and flash.
Versatile in scope and sound, Winnow’s impending rise up the Americana ranks should not be credited to just one thing. It’ll be their rugged yet poetic sound, drilling down on heady themes in a grounded way, plus their blue-collar mantras that propel them forward. Aiming to compel the heart and ensnare the mind, Frendo and Meeuwenberg hope to serve by distilling story into song. They’re not aiming to tell truths, but to inspire you to find the truth for yourself.”- Jonathan Frahm (No Depression, For Folk’s Sake)