Beams, a Toronto-based eclectic folk septet, is the brainchild of Anna Mernieks (banjo, vocals). In 2011, she put out a call on facebook to have friends she invited friends hang out at her apartment and flesh out her songs. Mike Duffield (drums), Heather Mazhar (vocals), Keith
Beams is a psych-folk band formed in Toronto in 2012. The group have worked with noted producers John McEntire (Tortoise, Broken Social Scene) and Grammy winner Peter J. Moore (Dylan & The Band, Joni Mitchell) and have released two albums, Just Rivers (2013), and Teach Me to Love (2018) along with a series of singles. Notable media coverage of their work has included the Toronto Star, No Depression, and the Financial Times They also been featured in Canadian music media including the CBC, Exclaim!, Now, Indie 88. The band has toured across North America have performed at many festivals including SXSW, NXNE, CMW, Wavelength, Asbury Park Music and Film Festival.