If you waste your time talkin' to the people who don't listen to the things that you are sayin', who do you think's gonna hear?”

— Kris Kristofferson


Indie Folk band from Northern California with blends of Americana, Country and Folk.  A Manzanita performance is a huge sound from two men.  Aaron Shively's pedal steel playing is seasoned and tasteful with a 'Hammond organ-like' tone.  His mandolin will delight any bluegrass lover.  Nick Foster fronts with his acoustic guitar, harmonica, kick drum and snare drum simultaneously.  Original songwriting with storytelling, catchy vocal melodies and powerful harmonies give this duo a classic and eclectic sound all can enjoy.  

Festivals and Notable Past Performances

Ain't Necessarily Dead Festival (2017)

Farm to Fork Festival (2017)

Concerts in The Park, Sacramento (2018)

Davis Music Festival (2018)


Shared Bills

The Lone Bellow - Blind Pilot - The White Buffalo - Chuck Ragan - Joe Pug - Dead Winter Carpenters - Stu Allen & Mars Hotel - Moonalice - Mojo Green - Red Dirt Ruckus 




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