Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven

Back in the day, before alternative rock was invented and indie rock was still shy of roots music and other folk elements, Camper Van Beethoven's merging of punk, folk, ska, and world music was truly a revelation. Singer/songwriter David Lowery's smart-aleck lyrics, delivered in laid-back California style, combined with Jonathan Segel's violin as lead instrument, were the band's instant trademarks. Twenty years after its inception, CVB sound is still remarkably fresh and their influence on alternative music undeniable and resounding.

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