The Daphnes

Modern harp trio, The Daphnes, play mesmerizing compositions for strings and voice.

The Daphnes feature Seattle's most versatile harpist, Monica Schley (harp and voice), Nate Omdal (bass) and Julie Baldridge (violin). This unconventional group draws sounds from neo-folkster M. Ward, 90’s alternative bands Mazzy Star and Cowboy Junkies, and jazz musicians Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane. 

Ask us about a house concert near you in 2018 

Autumn News:

THE DAPHNES ALBUM: BRAIDS OF KABUYA is currently being mixed and mastered!!!!

I am SO VERY EXCITED to get this music into the ears of the people. We finished up recording this summer, and since WE are doing most of this work on a small budget (aka ourselves) ... things move slowly... ALSO, I am 36 weeks pregnant!!!

Current practice is that of humility. I thought I could pump out TWO BABIES this year: one album; one human. Between playing many shows and growing a person, my body has set some limitations... and here we are: mid-production. I feel more comfortable with no deadlines at the moment, but I will keep you posted... and as ever... I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!

Please stay tuned for future performances. We may have one in December for you to check out in Seattle. In the meantime, click on our EP below to listen and download.

-Monica

The Daphnes EP