Come join us for our Sunday worship service with Willow City at 9 a.m. and a special message from John Hornsby
Willow City is comprised of siblings Beecher, Ezra, Liza, and Asa Proch. Each of them grew up performing classical music on the piano and in their children’s choir (while dancing around the dining table at night to the sounds of Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, The Mavericks, and Lyle Lovett). They were asked to perform at a Relay For Life fundraiser in 2012, and quickly assembled their band (Beecher on guitar, Ezra on banjo, Liza sang harmony, and Asa played the spoons). That led to another performance… and another… and another. Soon, they were traveling the Texas Hill Country, calling themselves “4 Proches” and serenading crowds with their sibling harmony.
Fast forward a few years. In March of 2017, they rebranded their band as “Willow City”, a name based on a tiny town you won’t find on a map, but a tiny town in Texas where their dreams took root and their music careers began.
In the midst of creating and writing new music in preparation for their debut album, a community leader sat one of the band members down and told him the band needed to quit pursuing music because they weren’t qualified. It was getting in the way of what was really important in life. They needed to stop touring and settle down back at home.
This was a crucial moment for Willow City. Should they quit on music? After deliberation and discussion, the members came to a realization that there will always be naysayers among the crowd. Well-meaning people who attempt to discourage you from pursuing a calling in your life. With that in mind, they purposed to move forward with their music careers, while creating music that cuts through the negativity and dystopia so prevalent in our world today. Willow City’s mission is to Inspire Happy in their listeners.
Willow City took home the 2017 Best of Country Music showcase award in their region and was featured on the May 13th episode of Texas Country Reporter (which can be seen here).
The band collaborated with producer Chris Jacobie on their self-titled debut album, released in June 2018. The album includes 10 original tracks which combine the bands' roots music influence with uptempo beats and lyrics that aren’t afraid to dive into cultural issues today.
Willow City has toured the united states, performing with artists like Ellie Holcomb, Asleep At The Wheel, Casey Donahew, Robert Earl Keen, and Hollyn.