Intuitive Compass combines the diverse talents of song writer and guitar pioneer, Jason Dea West, and old time circus freak and accordionist, Aurelia Anne Cohen. Purveyors of “Original Western Folk Music”, they offer a timeless sound, which evokes a musical America of the past without ever sounding dated. The duo’s provocative lyrics and dynamic arrangements include elements of country western, old-time, swing, frontier balladry, and the perpetuation of traditional folk songs.
They sing of travel, freedom, corruption, love, liberation, and personal experiences. Dea West and Aurelia Anne hail from the remote, wild lands of Southern Oregon. Intuitive Compass was formed in 2011 and has toured extensively, covering the lower 48 coast to coast, and much of New Brunswick and Alaska. Appearing in major cities and backwoods mountain towns alike, from taverns to theaters, coffee houses to barn dances, street corners to major music festivals, they always bring the essence of the nomadic soul. Their live show frequently includes some genuinely eye-catching theatrics, contortion, fire, aerial acrobatics , and dance numbers. Averaging 200 shows a year, they have been honored to share the stage with many esteemed acts, including Lost Dog Street Band, Hot Damn Scandal, Lucas Hicks, The Resonant Rogues, The Crux, and countless others. Off the road, they spend time with wild folk who live free with no compromises (blacksmiths, fur trappers, cowboys, vaudevillians, buskers, farmers, medicine men & women and other troubadours).
“From someplace else, yet quite firmly here and now, get yer mind a wonderin’, spirit a -wanderin’and feet a movin’…”
A few notable performances from the past year occurred at Mississippi Studios opening for Lost Dog Street Band, The Rogue Theater opening for March Fourth Marching Band, The Garden Stage at Britt Music Festival before Trampled By Turtles and again Before The Violent Femmes, Salmon Fest in AK and The West Coast Country Music Festival. Intuitive Compass is currently recording their fifth studio album at The Drum Farm in Dunn County WI.