It’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, it’s foot stompin’ music that makes you want to eat a biscuit. Melodies you wake up humming in the morning, that stick to your bones like peach cobbler. It’s new-timey, post-retro, pre-apocolyptic, southern Appalachian, gypsy porch swing. It’s Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats.
The band is currently drawing up to 200 people per show locally, is rapidly gaining momentum touring throughout the Northwest, West Coast and Southwest, radio play, as well as on Pandora, SoundCloud, and Spotify. They have played a number of notable festivals and have had the pleasure of supporting acts such as Colt Ford, Langhorne Slim, Blitzen Trapper, Hillfolk Noir, Steve Kimmock, The Avett Brothers, A Seasonal Disguise, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Delta Spirit, Jerry Joseph, Old Death Whisper, and many more.
In April of 2007, singer/songwriter Jonathan Warren packed up his life, and his guitar to move from Knoxville, Tennessee to the Northwest. He brought with him strong roots in traditional blue grass and old-time music inherent in the Southern Appalachians. Warren teamed up with David Sather-Smith, a vocalist and classically trained cellist. Boise native Austin Clark added his talents on the violin and Andrew Smith finalized the band in 2011 with percussion.
You can find the herd of BillyGoats consisting of Jonathan Warren - vocals, guitar, upright bass, David Sather-Smith - vocals, cello, Austin Clark - violin, and Andrew Smith - percussion.