Harmony-driven folk

Portland, OR


Booking: Leigh Jones

Management: Brad Hunt
The WNS Group | | 585.765.2083


song premiere on The Bluegrass Situation

‘SIREN’ album review IN the Willamette Week

[PORTLAND, OR] — [January 10th, 2019] — [by Donovan Farley] — Five Letter Word’s Debut Album Fills All the Requirements for Breezy Folk Music While Testing the Genre’s Boundaries

What makes Siren work—beyond the trio’s goose bump-inducing harmonies—is the record’s ability to highlight each member’s divergent passions and talents. [Continue reading]

“StiLl You Stay” Single Premiere — Vortex Music Magazine

[PORTLAND, OR] — [December 18th, 2018] — [by Skylor Powell] — The trio of sirens embarked on an intensive songwriting residency that led to several new tracks that'll appear on their debut record of harmony-driven folk. Perhaps the unique, collaborative journey that Clara Baker, Leigh Jones and Audra Nemir of Five Letter Word went on to write their new song “Still You Stay” is responsible for its rhythmically healing nature. [Continue reading]

Five Letter Word announced winners of the 2018 NW String Summit Band Competition

[NORTH PLAINS, OR] — [July 20th, 2018] – Live from the Main Stage at NW String Summit, Five Letter Word was named winners of the 2018 Band Competition! From Northwest String Summit: "The NWSS Band Competition has become a highly regarded showcase for up-and-coming and well established bands alike... nearly all of our competitors have gone on to successful national touring careers."

Five Letter Word, a harmony-driven folk/Americana trio from Portland, OR, took to the stage on Friday afternoon, along with four other bands from Washington, California, Arkansas and Massachusetts. At the end of the hour, they were announced the winners. When asked about this win, Clara Baker (fiddle, guitar, vocals) commented, "It was an honor to play in the band competition alongside so many other amazing bands. We're thrilled to have won, and look forward to being back at String Summit next year."

Five Letter Word will play the Main Stage at Northwest String Summit in 2019.


Harmony-driven folk band from Portland, OR

Short Bio:

Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments, and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. This Portland-based trio of powerful women includes Leigh Jones (guitar, percussion), Clara Baker (fiddle, guitar) and Audra Nemir (bass), blending their signature harmonies into songs from folk to bluegrass to blues and beyond.

LINK TO LONGER BIO: click here

2018 Festival Appearances:

Northwest Folklife (Seattle, WA)
Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival (Portland, OR)
Steamboat Stringband Jamboree (Olympia, WA)
Northwest String Summit (North Plains, OR)
Wildwood Music Festival (Sheridan, OR)
Great River Folk Festival (La Crosse, WI)
Tumbleweed Music Festival (Richland, WA)
Pig Out In The Park (Spokane, WA)
FAR-West Folk Alliance Region West (Los Angeles, CA)

Past Tour Dates:


SELECT co-bills and support:

The Lowest Pair
The Sam Chase
Handmade Moments
Odell Fox
Matthew Hartz
Laney Lou and the Birddogs


Siren - Debut LP, Released January 11, 2019


Credit: Little Green Eyes
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