credit: Jose Flores

Deer Fellow

Deer Fellow is an indie pop-folk duo with “comforting yet bold musicality.” Based out of Austin, bandmates Matt Salois (guitar, vocals) and Alyssa Kelly (violin, vocals, piano) met at an open mic and were quick to collaborate. Fast forward to present day and coupledom, the two have built a cross-genre sound that “stirs hearts with each carefully crafted note.”

The duo's vocal harmonies and unique guitar-violin blends have landed them features on Earmilk, KUTX Radio, and the Austin American-Statesman. Often compared to the likes of Andrew Bird and Arlo Parks, Deer Fellow’s 2023 EP Unraveling presents a collection of captivating songwriting and soundscapes that “shine with authenticity.” From sold out showcases with indie greats like Field Guide to festivals alongside such artists as John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) and Sir Woman, their style has garnered attention within the indie music industry.

Fans describe their live performance as an experience that “gives that warm tingly feeling, like taking a bubble bath with a glass of champagne.”

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Events featuring Deer Fellow

Mar 16, 2024
10:00pm — 10:40pm
Austin, TX, United States
Professional Connections
Deer Fellow is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Management
  • Brand Partnership
  • Distribution - US
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Sync/Music Supervisors