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Tour Diary: Behind the Scenes of Pickathon with Joseph

We spent two days hanging out in the woods with the Portland trio.

Written by LNTV Staff • Photography by Chona Kasinger • August 10, 2016

If you haven't heard of Joseph yet, there's no doubt you will soon. The Portland-based trio, made up of sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner, make the kind of deeply harmonic folk music that only siblings can. This past weekend, the trio traveled to Happy Valley, Oregon for Pickathon, where we followed them through two shows, a starry-eyed meet-and-greet, a few interviews conducted on hay bales, and one happy reunion with old friends The Oh Hellos.

Below, photographer Chona Kasinger walks us through a day in the life... which just happened to take place at one of the more idyllic, pleasant, and user-friendly music festivals in the nation. Check out all the pics below.

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Joseph are (from left to right) Allie, Meegan, and Natalie Closner.

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Welcome to Pickathon!

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Allie holding center stage for the first of the band's two shows.

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A fan captures Natalie in her element.

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Natalie and Meegan atop the Mountain stage.

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Hanging out with some little Joseph fans.

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Taking over The Talkhouse's Instagram account.

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Allie enjoying friends (and fellow performers) The Oh Hellos.

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Post-show portraits.

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Getting interviews by Bitch Magazine.

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Sisterly love.

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Magic hour in Happy Valley.

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Vocal warm-ups for show #2.

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Nighttime atop the Starlight stage.

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Joseph will release their sophomore release, I'm Alone, No You're Not on August 26. To pre-order the album and for all of the band's upcoming tour dates, visit their website.