ATHANASE, pronounced ath-an-ouse, is a modern folk-rock band out of Steel Town Hamilton, who’s music “... is as ETERNAL as their name is UNIQUE” - Y108 CJXY- FM. The moniker ATHANASE is Greek for immortal, both are fitting for a band that uses their songs to tell stories. The band bends genres combining folk, alternative, LOTS of 50’s rock n roll, and little country to put together a simultaneously emotional and energetic experience.
“We’ve been called ‘modern folk’, and I think that’s because we put on a fun live show - like the energy from a 1950’s rock n roll concert- while still keeping true to the elements we love from the folk genres,” says singer/song writer Jason Athanase Baronette.
The band’s first EP “Times Like These” saw them get radio play and open for Irish international headliners - Hermitage Green. They are gearing up for their second release titled “Between II Shores”.
Their influences rang from folk giants the likes of Jason Isbell, The Decemberists and Bright Eyes, to Canadian hero’s The Tragically Hip, alt rockers Thrice, and pop icon Taylor Swift.