String band Br'er Rabbit was voted 2013's Best Band in Bellingham, Wash., by Cascadia Weekly. The group features multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Miranda Zickler, Zach Hamer, Nathan Hamer and cellist Jillian Walker. They draw inspiration from such artists as Leadbelly and The Lumineers to create a foot-stomping sound that is both familiar and all their own.
The musicians are currently working on their debut album, which they plan to release independently this spring.
Br'er Rabbit will play at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland. Cover is free.