copper hill

Copper Hill is an alternative folk band consisting of Willa Finck and Katie Knudsvig on violin and vocals, Ethan Cypress on banjo and trombone, and Caroline Samuels on bass and vocals. 

Copper Hill just released their debut album of all-original music titled, Once Around the Sun.

The album is available on the CD Baby Store, iTunes, and Spotify.

"Once Around the Sun" is an odyssey of upbeat, whirling reels and fruitful ballads with melancholic, modal twists." - CITY Newspaper 

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about the band 

The band’s honest and relatable music creates a uniquely engaging concert experience. Aiming to connect a variety of audiences, Copper Hill combines some of the defining aspects of each genre: the accessibility of folk music, the technicality of classical music, the intimate singer-songwriter perspectives, and the spontaneity and active engagement of jazz.

It is Copper Hill’s passion and love for these genres, for their individual elements and the way they can be combined into a more meaningful and evocative musical style, that drives and inspires them to create folk-art music.

The band’s thoughtful arrangements of traditional folk tunes are harmoniously coupled with their song-writing.


The members of Copper Hill are classically trained musicians who met at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and formed in the fall of 2017.

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