Can'd Aid presents The Vegabonds with Copper Leaf

The Vegabonds

Following three European tours, four full-length albums, and a tour schedule packed with more festivals and venues than ever before, The Vegabonds are forging into their second decade spreading the gospel of pure New South Rock.

The quintet joins LA-based Blue Elan Records with the first album deal of their career. The new record, “V”, symbolizing their fifth release, will debut worldwide in January. Produced by Tom Tapley in Atlanta, The Vegabonds’ highly-anticipated release audibly illustrates their unconventional yet contagious self-titled genre of rock. With Americana, Country, and Rock influences, The Vegabonds’ sound is one that cannot be duplicated, manipulated, or pigeon-holed. After his work producing the band’s critically-acclaimed album “WhatWe’re Made Of” and the “Long Haired Country Boy” single, Tapley’s execution of albums for Blackberry Smoke to Sugarland, Tyler Farr to Mastodon, highlights the best of The Vegabonds’ unique musicianship, vocals, lyrics and sound.

The Vegabonds give their fans a sensational performance with powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting night after night. Their hard work and unbridled talents have not gone unnoticed; the group has opened for such notable acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the late Gregg Allman, among others. Rousing performances at festivals like Peach Festival, Sweetwater 420, and Taste of Randolph, grew their notoriety nationwide. It’s no wonder thatLive for Live Musichas compared them to musical legends like My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes, calling them “a force to be reckoned with,” complete with “gorgeous harmonies and impressive instrumental skills making for a perfect combination.”

The band got their start in 2009 by playing the college circuit acrossthe Southeastern United States. Fronted by lead vocalist and songwriter Daniel Allen -with Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), and Bryan Harris (drums) rounding out the quintet -their popularity quickly burgeoned to the point that they found their fans singing along word-for-word to their first hits like “Georgia Fire” and “American Eyes.” Through pure word of mouth, the group’s fan base grew rapidly, and the guys learned they had something distinctive with their eclectic mix of roots music and earnest songwriting.

Born in Alabama. Bred in Nashville. Seasoned by the Road. Celebrated the world over. Come let your hair down with The Vegabonds.

Copper Leaf

Copper Leaf makes confessional indie rock out of Denver. For fans of Iron & Wine, Frightened Rabbit, and Fleet Foxes.

Sawyer Bernath and Eric Dorr have been writing songs and making music together since high school. After playing in several Northeast bands, they moved to Colorado in 2012. The vibrant Front Range songwriter scene gave new depth to their music and lyrics, and out of those collaborations Copper Leaf was formed. Initially a solo project of Sawyer's, it was only natural for Eric to join in quickly after. The addition of Liz Berube, Tyler Masterson, and Jake Hyman brought a more powerful backing to Sawyer's intricate lyrics and unique melodies, as well as a new focus on vocal harmony.

Copper Leaf is a project about contrasts: Loud vs soft, warm vs cool, sparse vs lush. From finger-picked acoustic guitar to noisy breakdowns, bare vocals to four-part harmony, Copper Leaf wants to make you feel feelings and have fun doing it. They play frequently in Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding area, and are currently working on their second full-length album.



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