Artistic Director Pharis Romero

Centrum is thrilled to announce that Pharis Romero will serve as Artistic Director of Voice Works – Centrum’s gathering for singers at Fort Worden, in Port Townsend.

Pharis is from the little town of Horsefly in British Columbia. She sings vibrant duets, mostly with her husband Jason these days. They also write deadly songs, play handmade banjos and love old acoustic guitars.

Performance highlights include several appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, a tour with The Vinyl Cafe, the Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton Folk Music Festivals, Celtic Connections and Pickathon. They’ve released three records as a duo, the third of which, A Wanderer I’ll Stay, earned the 2016 Juno for Traditional Roots Album of the Year.  They are passionate teachers and believers in many things folk, and their heartbreakingly harmonic live show is an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds.

Now raising a family while sustaining on an ever-growing line of custom handmade banjos, Pharis and Jason have carved out new songs for a new recording to be released in 2018.