Home / Battle of the Bands / Pretend Friend Pretend Friend$10.00 Voting has closed. Check back to see the winner announced in a live stream on Saturday, September 19th. Category: Battle of the Bands Description Description Pretend Friend is an acoustic trio from Wichita, KS. Distinguished by dynamic performances and tight-knit instrumentation, Pretend Friend has been described as “jamgrass,” “new high lonesome,” and “if Robert Plant and the Stanley Brothers had a baby.” Featuring Grant Boesen on guitar and lead vocals, Brody Wellman on upright bass, and Evan Ogborn on mandolin, Pretend Friend melds elements of folk, bluegrass, blues, and rock genres. Pretend Friend’s original music draws from jazz and classical roots, and their versatility is shown in their interpretations and combinations of traditional and pop styles. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Vote for your favorite band while also supporting the cause. Sixty percent of the funds raised will be split equally between all of the artists in the lineup taking part. The remaining forty percent will be used by WVA to pay for production costs of WVF 48.5 as well as to get ready for its 49th Walnut Valley Festival in 2021.Votes will be taken until midnight on Friday, September 18. The winner will be announced in a live stream on Saturday, September 19. Related products Foggy Memory Boys $10.00 Voting is open until midnight on Friday, September 18th! Cowtown Country Club $10.00 Voting is open until midnight on Friday, September 18th! The Vine Brothers $10.00 Voting has closed. Check back to see the winner announced in a live stream on Saturday, September 19th. The Burnt Ends $10.00 Voting is open until midnight on Friday, September 18th!