Formed in 1993. The band transformed from a psychedelic folk ensemble called The Orchid Garden into White Willow as a result of guitarist Jacob Holm-Lupo and keyboard player Jan Tariq Rahman's wish to pursue a more dynamic sound.
Following the breakup of the band in 2006, keyboardist Lars Fredrik Frøislie released the first album of his band In Lingua Mortua. Jacob Holm-Lupo Mattias Olsson formed the band The Opium Cartel with a number of ex-White Willow compadres. One of these, Mattias Olsson went on to form the band Necromonkey. (Prior to White Willow, Olsson was a member of Änglagård).