"Beautiful at times, and heartbreaking at times - their voices and instruments meet and give birth to some of the most delicate and elegant sounds I have heard in a long time."

 

March to May began under unusual circumstances in late December of 2012. The musical spark between Darren and Beth arose around a roaring beach bonfire along a remote section of the Washington coast. Neither of them had realized the musical potential they shared when they first met a few weeks before – and not until several more chance encounters did they realize that the musical chemistry between them was truly magical. Once the spark hit, it didn't take long for them to catch fire. By March 2013 they had co-written their first two songs, by April they had a paid gig under their belts, and by May they had a name and shows booked out into the months ahead.

Two years and over 80 shows later, they released their critically acclaimed debut EP, The Water’s Edge, to a sold-out show on a historic steamship. Their single, “Embers”, spent eleven consecutive weeks at #1 on Y'allwire’s Y'allternative Music Video charts and won an Akademia Award for Best Pop / Singer-Songwriter Song (August 2015). Their sound has drawn comparisons to acts like The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Since then, they’ve toured throughout the U.S., opening for nationally-touring acts such as The von Trapps, Robert Wynia and 10 String Symphony. In November 2015, they headlined and filled the house of one of Seattle's most prestigious venues, The Triple Door. In 2016, they were one of twelve official showcasing artists (of a fourteen-state/province region) at the 2016 FAR-West Folk Alliance conference, and their music video, The Navigator premiered on The Bluegrass Situation. They released their debut album, Through the Night, in 2017, drawing rave reviews from esteemed publications including Glide Magazine, The Revue, Surviving the Golden Age, the Seattle Met, and more. Their album is currently in rotation on community radio stations across the country, including PRI / NPR's Echoes program, which broadcasts on 130 radio stations (http://echoes.org/about/stations/) from Maine to California.