Wend began as the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Riley Johnson, with a harp and vocals ran through an array of effects pedals to create a spacious, ethereal psychedelic backdrop. From that starting point it has grown into a full 8 piece ensemble, a combination of a rock band and a string quartet. For this Kin show, WEND will be performing in all its current iterations, from an ambient two piece to a string quartet centric 6 piece to the full 8 person ensemble, with music ranging from collaboratively written psych-prog rock to Johnson's own emotionally orchestrated compositions, and of course the hypnotic lullabies for which the band is known best. As one YouTube user said, "I feel like I just dropped acid at a Renaissance Fair"
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