Thirty Steps to Forward

On Air with WIDR FM Live Show & Interview

Thank you WIDR and Western Michigan University for sharing the air waves with us!

In-Studio Performance at WIDR FM's Radio Station

September 29th we will be performing live on Western Michigan College's radio station, WIDR FM. Tune in for our in-studio concert and interview!

Alice (LIVE) - PBS TV Show

Thirty Steps to Forward was recently on television!
Come fall down the rabbit hole with us as we perform our original song Alice after Lewis Carroll's protagonist.

Live Broadcast of Thirty Steps to Forward on PBS

Very excited to announce that Thirty Steps to Forward will be performing on the live television program, Hometown Pickin'!

The length of the show will run 60 minutes. We'll be performing songs off our album Hinterland, as well as our debut album The Bird and The Fool.

We'll be posting the archived show as soon as it is available for those of you not able to view it live.

"Hinterland" gets reviewied by Listen to the Mitten

Our latest work titled "Hinterland" has just been reviewed by Michigan's own Listen to the Mitten.

"...It’s the dusk in fall of albums. The sort of thing you want to listen to on your headphones while you drink coffee in your back yard on a fall evening, watching the fireflies twinkle in the grass."

The full review can be found here.

Something Else Reviews of "Hinterland"

A huge thanks to Something Else Reviews for all of their kind words about our album. They're a great site dedicated to spreading the word about music, and we're very pleased to be a part of it by their review of Hinterland.

"...Here on the duo’s second album, Hinterland, we’re serenaded to a stream of lovely and lilting lullaby-like songs..." 

Dive into the full review here!

"Hinterland" Review by ProgNaut

Reading this review was such an honor to us and a nice surprise! It made our day to hear it sounded like it could be coming from a boxcar making its way down the rails..

"...Seth and Gretchen Powers are old souls inhabiting young bodies, producing the type of timeless music that's easy to imagine coming from either a boxcar heading down the rails or on the front porch of a tattered farmhouse in Kansas during the Dust Bowl of the 30s'. It's the music of an impromptu Hootenanny in a San Francisco coffee house in the 60s'. And just as at home on a makeshift stage in the corner of a contemporary bookstore/coffee shop in Chicago, Illinois..."
Read the whole review here!

Thanks guys!

Jam Records

Both of our albums are now available for purchase from the great people of
Jam Records!

We hope that you will visit their site and browse the selection of other very talented artists! They are really doing a great of making good music available and introducing you to a vast array of music.

Jam Records is passionate about the music they carry and their musicians.
Please stop by their page, say hello and help support them so they can continue doing what they do!

Review of Hinterland

We're pleased to share a link to Hinterland's recent review by The Indie Blender. A shout out of thanks to Marc for describing his experience of Hinterland so vividly.

Hop on over, give it a read, and be sure to show some love to these great folks!


The new album Hinterland is officially available now!

Our latest full-length album Hinterland is a collection of twelve songs revolving around the tangled wilderness of human frailty.

You can grab yourself a copy (digital or physical) here.


A New Home(page) for Thirty Steps to Forward

In honor of our new album Hinterland, we have updated our website to match the the feel of our latest endeavor. We hope you feel at home here, and take time to browse around, we're still in the process of adding goodies for you so check back often!

Foundry Hall Benefit Show Coverage

The Foundry Hall Benefit Concert we're performing at on March 22nd has also received coverage in Recoil Magazine's March pages. Thanks guys! You can view the story on page 26 here!

Concert to Benefit Foundry Hall

The March issue of REVUE Magazine has an article covering the Foundry Hall benefit concert we’re putting on. You can check it out on page 13! And we’re officially sending a big thanks out to them (you know who you are)!

“Fact: Music venues have a hard time staying in business. That’s not a fate Foundry Hall, or its supporters, are willing to accept. The cozy South Haven performance venue has been going strong with a steady diet of local and national acts. All the while, the building had been up for sale, and one local band is making sure it becomes the venue’s permanent home. “We always felt that [Foundry Hall] brings a lot of local acts the opportunity to perform, and even national acts,” says Gretchen Powers, half of the folk duo Thirty Steps to Forward. “We read in the paper they were looking to purchase the building. We thought we could do something.” That something is coming in the form of a benefit show on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Powers and her brother will appear with The Alabama Spanking Machines and Chicago-based Rebecca Rego. Admission is $7 and all the proceeds go to the cause.”

album art preview


Here’s a little sneak peek at our new album Hinterland’s cover art.
The release date for Hinterland is set for March 7th, so mark your calendars!

 Our new album Hinterland

It’s official! After a lot of hard work, we’ve finally finished up our new album Hinterland. We are so pleased with it! It just got sent off, and soon we will be holding it in our eager hands.

The Bird and the Fool - Official Video

We’re thrilled to share the music video for our title-track The Bird and The Fool with all of you. Filled with feathers, masks, birds, trees, and two folk musicians - this music video was a lot of fun to film. Seth enjoyed filming all day in the out-of-doors and Gretchen got to play guitar with feathers on her arms. An indie music video has been born. Here it is.

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