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Deer Fellow is an indie pop/folk duo with “comforting yet bold musicality.” Based out of Austin, bandmates Matt Salois (vocals, guitar) and Alyssa Kelly (vocals, violin, keys) have built a cross-genre sound that “stirs hearts with each carefully crafted note.”


“It’s hard to tell where the duo behind Deer Fellow ends and the other begins. Matt and Alyssa’s voices, like instruments, interchange, blend, rise and fall in ways that few duos can achieve. If listeners are lucky enough to catch a live show, they’d be forgiven for mistaking the pair for a full band upon first note. Matt’s guitar looping techniques, skillful chord progressions, and percussive elements, along with Alyssa’s synth backgrounds and bell-clear violin, produce a fulsome sound that is far from the typical duo most listeners have come to expect.” - EASTside Magazine


The two's intricate vocal harmonies and unique guitar-violin blends have landed them Official SXSW status as well as features in Earmilk, Austin-American Statesman, and KUTX.

“Keen sense of song craft. Subtle but captivating, with great care given to the production and arrangements."

— Austin American-Statesman

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