Cinder Well is the haunting folk project of Amelia Baker. Her songs are nostalgic and moving, centered around memory, loss, place, and longing. While heavily influenced by traditional American and Irish music and song, Cinder Well is deeply personal and original. Amelia Baker’s mourning vocals are framed with resonator guitar, shruti box, and strings, and her lyrics and cathartic melodies wrap listeners in a surrealist world just adjacent to our own. The Unconscious Echo, Cinder Well’s critically acclaimed, first full length release, was named as one of the Best Folk Albums of 2018 by Folk Radio UK. Cinder Well has toured the US, UK, Ireland, and Europe, with performances in a range of venues; from squats to folk clubs, and from farms to concert halls. Amelia Baker is joined on this tour by Marit Schmidt (Vradiazei, Sangre de Muerdago) on viola and vocals.
Gwenifer Raymond began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. Gwenifer has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK.
In 2017 she signed to the multi-Grammy award nominated label Tompkins Square. She released her first single ‘Sometimes There’s Blood’ in October of that year and released her debut album 'You Never Were Much of a Dan’