Caamp is a folk trio from Ohio, making beautiful noise.
Started by boyhood friends Evan Westfall and Taylor Meier, Caamp came to life in Athens, Ohio. Taylor began penning and playing original songs at coffee shops around Athens in 2013. Evan moved down a couple of years later and together in a hazy attic, enjoying light beers, they would find the heartfelt sound that became Caamp. Since independently releasing their self-titled first record in 2016, they have climbed Spotify charts, headlined the US, purchased denim jackets and added a bass-playing buddy, Matt Vinson - who also enjoys light beers and denim. With their sophomore album “Boys” on the horizon, the Ohioan folk trio have high hopes and no reservations.
Emerging singer/songwriter Savannah Conley was born and raised just outside Nashville. Influenced by musical parents – her father was a guitarist and her mother a background singer – she has been performing since the age of seven. Now 21, Conley recently released her EP Twenty-Twenty, featuring stand out track “All I Wanted.” Twenty-Twenty was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Anderson East) and is Conley’s first release in partnership with Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records. Twenty-Twenty received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone who referred to the release as an “emotionally rich collection of tracks full of moody instrumentation and whip-smart lines.” Rolling Stone also named Conley one of their “Artists You Need To Know” in March of this year.
Their lyrics fall on the ear as gently as a snowflake upon a frozen river, yet their sound impales your sole and takes control of your body. The banjo tings, dobro twangs, the guitar takes the lead, the fiddle sings a lullaby while the mandolin and standup bass keep expert time. One could label the Hocking River String Band as bluegrass due to their standard song structures and break formats.
One could also correctly assume that many of the band members have rock and roll roots. However to define them as anything other than a "Great Live Band" would be simultaneously painting them into a corner and selling them short. After four years of existence and now two full length albums, Hocking River String Band has established themselves as a serious player in Ohio's ever growing roots scene.
That being said, the truth remains that on any given weekend you are as likely to find them playing music around a campfire in the Hocking Hills as you are to see them on stage in Columbus or points beyond. A band that never takes themselves too seriously, with skillful instrumentals, powerful songwriting, and performances that allow the concert goer to lose themselves to joy and dance...
...this is the Hocking River String Band.
The Caamp show is SOLD OUT!
This show is a general admission, standing room only event.