Tenderfoot, a four-piece dream-folk band based in Seattle and Brooklyn, started out as a solo project on the highways and back roads of the US. In 2010, songwriter Adam Kendall Woods lived on the road for a year in a vintage camper trailer towed behind a VW Rabbit pickup truck. Adam and his partner made ends meet flipping furniture, selling art, and designing projects for friends.
With a thrift-store guitar, Adam began to craft what would become Tenderfoot's first songs, documenting and escaping his relationship via songwriting. After a heart-wrenching year on the road, and a short stint in San Francisco, Adam found his way to the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, Adam dove into the city's diverse music scene, meeting Jude Miqueli (drums), Gabriel Molinaro (keys), and Darcey Zoller (strings) to round out the band's sound.
Tenderfoot’s first EP Red Coat (2012) was an elegy for the road-weary relationship that brought Adam to Seattle. A handful of singles since further delve into the fervor of intimacy and existential anxiety, while experimenting with different musical genres and production techniques.
Their new album Break Apart (2018, Porchlight Records) was recorded and produced between the spring of 2015 and the winter of 2017. Encompassing the loss of loved ones, health scares, and strained relationships, the two years it took to create Break Apart was a time the members of Tenderfoot could come together and feel a sense of queer community and creative progress.