Wila Frank

A Nashville-based singer/songwriter with a knack for taking the folk/americana of her youth and creating music with an alt-pop sound, all while making impossible sounds possible.

In This Episode

  • Growing up on a farm in a rural bohemian town in Oregon (we’ll get more detail on what that’s like), she learned how to play the fiddle at the age for 4 (fueled by a little sibling rivalry) but didn’t stop there, picking up the piano, mandolin, cello and guitar.
  • She began songwriting at the age of 12 following the tragic loss of her father, which helped her cope and move through the grieving process.
  • Featuring four songs by Wila: Tonight and Fire from Black Cloud (one of our favorite records from last year) and she performs two tracks from her upcoming EP Agua Verde


Wila Frank was raised on a farm in a rural bohemian community in Oregon, where she formed an early passion for classical and folk music. She learned violin at only four years old, followed by piano, mandolin, cello, and guitar. She began writing songs at the age of 12 after losing her father in a tragic accident and her grief became an essential motif throughout her writing. At 18, Frank moved to Nashville to record and tour with indie-folk duo Paper Wings and Grammy-Winning Civil Wars alum, Joy Williams among other artists and projects. While folk music and mastering the violin were essential to forming the foundation of Frank’s artistry, her own songwriting led her to a wide range of feelings and moods making her an excitingly multifaceted artist.

Released via Tone Tree Music, her mesmerizing debut album ‘Black Cloud’ was deemed “Introspective and cinematic” by NPR Music All Songs Considered and her EP titled ‘Agua Verde’ which will be coming out on July 19th  exhibits a more delicate side of Frank’s nature through rippling acoustic guitars and lush strings.

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