Jeremiah Fraites is the co-founder, drummer, and multi-instrumentalist of Denver folk-rock band The Lumineers. He cites Beethoven as a musical inspiration from a young age – particularly his sonatas. In 2021, Fraites released his solo debut album ‘Piano Piano’ through Dualtone Records/Mercury KX. The album is a collection of piano-centric instrumental songs that he had been working on for over a decade. It was met with critical acclaim from NPR’s Weekend Edition, Denver Post, NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, and Earmilk among others
In 2019, Fraites co-wrote ‘Nightshades’, a piece originally written for the Games of Thrones series. In the same year, The Lumineers premiered a visual exploration of their album ‘III’, directed by Kevin Phillips at the Toronto International Film Festival. Fraites has also partnered with the meditation app Calm, and with music technology company Spitfire Audio, for their Originals series on a program called “Firewood Piano.” The program is based on his eccentric upright piano, nicknamed “Firewood,” on which he used to record several songs for his solo debut album.