Late for the Train is an indie-folk string quartet rooted in American folk and bluegrass music. Infused with the honest depth of the coastal redwood forests and the heartfelt community of the North Bay, the band provides a playful and poignant musical experience that uplifts the spirit and rouses the soul. Travel back to a time of hearthside storytelling with these California natives, reveling in the rich traditions of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic music. Their dynamic songwriting is inspired by influences such as Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Mandolin Orange, Mipso, and Nickel Creek. The core ensemble includes songwriters and multi-instrumentalists David Pascoe (guitar/mandolin), Laura Benson (fiddle), Thom Beneduci (stand-up bass), and Josh Haines (mandolin). The quartet’s skillful craftsmanship meets tender harmonies and potent lyrics that grapple with all the wonder, contradiction, and truth of living in the modern age. Their debut album, Plant It or Build It, was released in September 2020.