“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 dreadnaught 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.
"Manzanita's first release is music I've been waiting to hear. Manzanita is the epitome of what Northern California sounds like. From Aaron's soaring pedal steel and timely mandolin to Nick's one man band and Neil Young-esque vocals. The songwriting and heart that went into this cd shouldn't be missed!"
-Jason Savelli, Gaslight Company, Folsom, CA
"I became an instant fan when I first heard Manzanita's 'Wildfire.' I quickly reached out to book them at our restaurant. Their first show was a big hit. Their set was a perfect mix of original and contemporary folk, country and even a few classic rock covers. Guests were tapping their feet and singing along. They quickly captured new fans who returned for there second show months later. Nick and Aaron's love for music shines bright no matter the venue or size of audience."
-Richard Gay, Morgan's on Main, Woodland, CA