The Far Field began in the fall of 2014 primarily as a vehicle for the songwriting of Jon Borcherding. Jon spent half a lifetime playing in folk, punk and country rock bands in the US and Scandinavia. After a long hiatus, Jon returned to music and songwriting in 2014. He was soon joined by Ted LeCompte on keyboards. Ted brought with him years of experience playing piano in musical theater and lending his accordion playing to folk groups from Ohio to Washington to Texas, his original home state.
Jon and Ted form the core of The Far Field, persisting through 2 years of changing line-ups that have included some really great local talent. The band continues to evolve and draw in new players to accompany them on stage and in the studio.
With simple, folksy melodies and lyrics that employ images from nature, The Far Field’s music and lyrics explore a wide range of topics with a mildly cynical wit that makes them both familiar and entertaining. Multiple layers of meaning reward the attentive listener and catchy choruses stick to the brain like lyrical glue.