About The Vegabonds
After seven years of touring the world, a few original projects under their belt and an unwavering devotion to their craft, The Vegabonds have completed what might be considered their best work thus far. “What We’re Made Of” consists of hard-hitting lyrics that don’t hesitate to touch on real-life situations like growing up, moving on, heartbreak, loss and the struggles that accompany it all.
The debut single, Oh My Lord, embodies the real-life inner battles of front man Daniel Allen. “It happened really organically,” states Allen. “We were all just jamming in our rehearsal space and the next thing we knew there was a chant in the room that said “Oh My Lord.” From there I wrote some lyrics about the recent loss of my grandfather and whirlwind of changes that were happening in those months. We all knew right away that we wanted that to be our first single.”
The Vegabonds’ seamless harmonies and flawless instrumentation is created by Daniel Allen (lead vocals/guitar), Bryan Harris (drums), Richard Forehand (guitar/vocals/pedal steel/mandolin), Paul Bruens (bass) and Beau Cooper (piano/organ/vocals). This group of skilled musicians incorporates their instruments into every song, making not only the lyrics come alive but awakening listeners’ senses allowing them to feel the emotion in every note. From the heartfelt,stripped down lyrics of Hope She’s Still Mine, to the reminiscent chorus of Where We Used To Go, that uses the pains of growing older and loosing touch; “What We’re Made Of” is a musical journey that rose out of the experiences of life’s highs and lows.
Well versed, two-time Grammy nominated producer and engineer, Tom Tapley (Destiny’s Child, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen), applied his soulful roots background and passion for rock ‘n’ roll to bring The Vegabonds’ vision to fruition. The combination of Tapley’s unmistakable chops, the groups impeccable instrumentation and vocals andthe raw sound from the analog console creates a genuine style that is exclusively their own. This 12-song journey is their fourth project as a group and the first release they have had since 2012. Over the past 3 years The Vegabonds have discovered what they’re made of and are eager to share their adventure and self-discovery with the masses.
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