The Vespers may be one of the most underrated bands out on the road right now. Comprised of two sibling duos, Callie and Phoebe Cryar and Bruno and Taylor Jones, the group has been making waves with their talented voices and melodies.
After an seeing them perform both an acoustic house show and a full performance set, it is safe to say that this is a band well worth seeing. As intimate as their live shows may be, their performances are on par with any other big-name band.
The Vespers have been touring hard this year and still have nine more tour stops between now and December 3rd. Still as optimistic as they were when the band formed three years ago, it’s very clear that this independent group of musicians are onto something.
With over 20,000 fans to keep up with via email updates, a newly released second album, entitled The Fourth Wall, and a growing internet presence, The Vespers have begun to make a name for themselves. This much was clear from a fan who drove over an hour away to get to one of the shows. Many fans have discovered The Vespers via Noisetrade or Pandora where their music can be heard for free.
One of the greatest things about The Vespers is their genuine desire to connect with the people who love their music. When questioning band member, Bruno Jones, about the timeframe of the show his response was, “We play for about an hour and then hang out.”
Making time to hang out with the crowd is just one of the things that sets The Vespers apart. And when a fan at the show expressed a desire to get a t-shirt signed before the music even began, the immediate response of Bruno was to take him back to the green room to meet the other band members.
Starting off with “Grinnin’ In Your Face,” an old blues cover, and finishing with one of their originals, “Will You Love Me,” all of the elements of guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo and percussion flowed seamlessly together. It was definitely apparent that The Vespers have put a lot of thought into the arrangement of their music. Their sound is hard to categorize into a particular genre, as it encompasses a lot of folk, alternative, and bluegrass elements, but the entire package is certainly sweet to the ears. Perhaps the sweetest part was the beautiful harmonies of sisters Phoebe and Callie Cryar, which mesh effortlessly together.
There is definitely plenty in store for this band over the next couple of years. There will certainly be many more tour dates, and undoubtably many fans in anticipation of another Vespers album. The band has even considered the possibility of touring Europe in the near future. But wherever they may go, you will not want to miss out on a special treat of an evening with The Vespers.
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