||SeaStar returned to perform at the Northwest Folklife Festival and the Yakima Folklife Festival with this reconfigured lineup. Additionally, the group played numerous clubs in the Seattle area, including the Sunset Tavern, High Dive, The Rendezvous, The Skylark, and The Comet Tavern. The band also started an avid following on the North and East side of King County. In 2011, the group recorded and released the album Home, produced by Pat Sample at Paradise Sound studio in Index, Washington. Production and recording of this album was paid largely in part by 75 friends and fans of the group. The album was dedicated to the memory of Wiedenhoeft's father, Richard.
Wuernzer left SeaStar in early 2012 to pursue other projects, leaving the remaining members to continue performing as a trio. Falcone expanded his role in the group as a keyboardist and vocalist, in addition to providing percussion. The band toured Europe with this modified lineup, playing at the Pan Celtic International Music Festival in Carlow, Ireland. This trip proved influential in creating new material and harbored a tour film called The Dublin Three.
Upon returning to the United States, SeaStar performed with several session musicians, including guitarist T.C. Cochran and clarinetist Ben Smith, in an effort to capitalize on the new, experimental material they started writing during the Ireland trip. In late 2012, Wiedenhoeft briefly toured in Turkey, to promote her album Christmas Tapestry ~ East Meets West. She played at the Harvest Festival in Goreme, Turkey as well as other small venues/hotels in Istanbul and Selçuk.
In the start of 2013, Kelly Blanchard, creator and front man of Blue Star Creeper, joined SeaStar after playing several shows with them. The band recorded their follow up release North Winds on analogue reel to reel tape at Green Arbor Studios. Mastered by Seattle music pioneer, Chris Hanzsek, North Winds was released in October of 2013 to popular and critical acclaim. The album, featured on Guitar Center Singer Songwriter 3 and the No Depression music site, became album of the week on Celtic Music Radio (Feb 2014). It also won the Robert Kotta Songwriting Contest for the song "Sailor". The album quickly sold out its initial stock in Scotland and on CD Baby. Wiedenhoeft's nuanced, classically-trained vocals and song-writing backed by Blanchard's dreamy, pop-infused guitar and vocals set a lavish table for Falcone's vocal harmonies and piano/percussion work, with all of it grounded by classic-rock-rooted bass player Chambers' warm and mellifluous fret work. The band returned to Europe in late 2013 playing to thousands of music fans from twenty-two different countries at the Perthshire Amber Music Festival in Scotland. The concert took place at Perth Hall, where musicians the likes of Van Morrison have played. The tour was captured again on film and SeaStar released SeaStar Takes Scotland in March 2014.
Towards the end of 2014, Ron Allen, guitarist for Wynne C. Blue and Her Troublefakers, played a few shows while Kelly was traveling. In December 2014, Kelly parted ways with SeaStar to continue work on his own project, Blue Star Creeper. Ron Allen joined SeaStar full time and his Celtic nuanced playing style is a wonderful compliment to the band. Allen, who is a gifted sound enginneer, recorded and mixed Fae's solo album, Castle Walls, which was released in November 2014.
In 2015, Fae toured in London and Paris and continue to bring the music of SeaStar to the world. Fae won the Robert Kotta Songwriting Contest for the song "The Little Western". Fae also received an Honourable Mention by the Woody Guthrie Festival for her song "Bittersweet Rubbish". In the summer of 2105, SeaStar filmed their second music video for the song, "Gypsy". The also set sail on the Trainwreck of Glitter Tour that brought them to Idaho and Utah. In the fall of 2015, SeaStar returned to Paradise Sound Studio in Index, WA and begain recording their third studio album.
In early 2016, Fae returned to Celtic Connections Music Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, to play on the Danny Kyle Stage. The time in Scotland planted many seeds for songwriting and when she returned she wrote the title track for the new album, "Never Go Back". Fae received the 2nd prize award for "The Little Western", from the annual Seattle Maritime Festival Stories of the Sea sponsored by Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, Pacific Marine Expo, and National Fishman Magazine. By late June, SeaStar completed recording of their new album. Never Go Back, features the award winning song, "The Little Western" as well as many new songs with an Americana and Roots edge.
Though their star is rising, SeaStar is a band equally at home playing music in intimate settings as well as large televised concerts. The band continues to push limits and takes chances. Each show has a colourful and different feel. SeaStar values its time with its fans and strives to keep it fresh and exciting!