Who Is Pretend Friend?

  • Pretend Friend is a string-band dynamo out of Wichita, Kansas. Their songs meld traditional bluegrass and folk with fiery rock and roll zest, and their performances are distinguished by high-energy picking and three-part vocal harmonies.

  • Pretend Friend tours nationally and has performed at the Walnut Valley Festival, Riverfest, String Break, Mamaloupalooza, Bluegrass at the Lake, and Acoustic Vacation.

Published Works:

  • Pretend Friend’s debut, self-titled electric album, Pretend Friend, features Grant Boesen as singer/songwriter and guitarist, Austin Groom as bassist, and Jason Snavely as drummer.

  • Pretend Friend’s newest release, Unnatural Currents, was arranged acoustically and released May 2019. It features Grant Boesen and Jason Snavely as singer/songwriter and drummer, respectively, with the addition of Evan Ogborn on mandolin and Brody Wellman on upright bass.

  • Pretend Friend’s discography can be found on any major streaming service, and also streamed for free at pretendfriendmusic.bandcamp.com