When people ask what the word “peregrine” means, Peregrine North answers that it is someone who is always traveling, always in transition, never at home.
Peregrine knows a thing or two about peregrinations. After all, she has two passports, one from the United States, one from the United Kingdom. Born in Ipswich, Suffolk on the southeast coast of England, she grew up in upstate New York before moving to Texas in 2008. Her travels have taken her to Italy, Vienna, Athens, Berlin and back to her home country of England. She started her musical project in Fort Worth, Texas in 2013 and somehow ended up in Seattle via California in early 2014, her life packed in a red pickup truck.
Perhaps ironically, Peregrine North’s music is firmly rooted in the sounds of her native land. The English folk music of the 60s and 70s and the British rock of the same era inform a combination of acoustic and electric sounds, spectacular lead guitar and soaring vocals. Contemplative lyrics explore themes of transition, alienation, the definition of home and the not-always-convenient, but ultimately illuminating and galvanizing fact that we are all peregrines, travelers and sojourners in this world.
In late summer 2014 Peregrine returned to Fort Worth to record her debut album (album production was interrupted by the above-referenced trip to Berlin) and returned to Seattle just prior to the release of the album on March 14, 2015. Peregrine North currently resides in northern Virginia.