Songs of the Fall is a Colorado based Americana band featuring 5 time Grammy nominee Cia Cherryholmes on banjo and vocals and Stetson Adkisson on guitar and vocals. They have been described as a meeting of celtic, delta blues, and bluegrass and referred to as the American version of the Swell Season. Sonically ranging from driving and gritty Americana performed by a full band to beautiful ballads sung by Cherryholmes and Adkisson as a duo.
“Songs of the Fall is country, bluegrass, and rock music that moves the spirit and reveals a first hand openness. There are lyrics that stir the lifeblood of their song’s subjects, bringing a new generation’s observations, driving rhythms of guitar and bluegrass banjo that makes me want to jig it up and throw it down, and then vocals that are so undeniably effective and bold with their core rooted deep in country music’s soul” -Mark O’Connor.
They began touring in 2011 under the name Stetson & Cia, playing Americana, folk, and bluegrass events. In 2012, they officially changed their band name and teamed up with Grammy award winning producer Paul Ebersold to record their self-titled debut album and have toured and performed in Europe and the U.S. over the years with Sarah Jarosz, Mark O’Conner, David Crowder, Marty Stuart, & Sturgill Simpson to name a few.
2016 brought the arrival of the newest member of the group, their daughter Avery, who tours with them now as well and will be a world traveler before the age of 1. 2017 brings the release of a brand new album and the “Confessions” tour which will take them all over the U.S. and Europe.
“People have asked, why the name Songs of the Fall? The way we see it, the story of mankind is all about falling. We fall in and out of love, on hard times, into temptation- Life is about the fall and how we keep learning and growing, and those are the things worth singing about. ”- Stetson
Cia Cherryholmes began playing music at a young age and was the lead vocalist, composer, and banjo player for the internationally acclaimed band Cherryholmes. .
Stetson and Cia live in the high mountains of Colorado in Pagosa Springs and enjoy a life in the great outdoors when not on the road.