The Pan Handles
Borne from local songwriter collective Thistledown, the band has emerged as a musical force layering acoustic sounds into patterns that often rearrange themselves several times within a single track. Gypsy, folk, blues, and bluegrass are among the genres you’ll hear from the mouths and instruments of these seasoned musicians. Neal, Heather, Jonathan, and Ty all bring original compositions to the stage and work up unique interpretations of some of their favorite folk, rock, and blues artists.
The Pan Handles have performed together at Treefort Music Fest and Sawtooth Valley Gathering and they’ve shared stages with Jay Cobb Anderson Band, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, The Young Dubliners, Shook Twins and members of Yonder Mountain String Band and Old Crow Medicine Show. Bennett, Jonathan, Heather, and Ty cut their chops playing in northwest folk projects The Jackalope Saints, Stoneseed, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, and sharing stages with traveling acts from across the west like Elephant Revival, Blackberry Bush String Band and the Sweet Lillies. Neal Goldberg brings a strong, international background in blues and rock, relocating from Singapore where he headlined a nightly blues revue. Neal’s a highly-accomplished guitar player who attended Berklee College of Music for guitar performance and has been taking the Boise music scene by storm since his arrival in 2016. Jonathan Warren, lead singer and songwriter from local roots project Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, is the newest pan handler, joined the project in Summer 2018 on vocals, guitar, and upright bass.