Produced by Tom Tapley (Blackberry Smoke, Sugarland, Mastodon), “V” audibly illustrates the band’s unconventional yet contagious brand of Southern rock and highlights the best of The Vegabonds’ unique musicianship, vocals, lyrics and sound. “V” crosses boundaries of multiple music genres and its vibrant songs travel from sad to soulful … gritty to glorious. It’s a timeless American album in the sense that it deals with eerie matters working people endure and captures their salvation in a song. Songs like “Partyin’ with Strangers,” the new single “I Ain’t Having It” and “When The Smoke Clears Up” prove the group’s ability to move people with a story, beat and melody. Vocalist Daniel Allen recently revealed, “I hope fans hear stories in the album. We are in a very unique time in history, and this album touches on the struggle of every day folks doing their best to navigate love, work, beliefs and the ever-changing politics that flood our lives daily.”
The Vegabonds formed in Alabama in 2009, playing the college circuit across the Southeastern U.S. From Ole Miss to South Carolina, students were buzzing about The Vegabonds’ authentic sound and their seemingly effortless ability to bring the house down. With a DIY ethic, the group delivered three full-length albums and an EP before partnering with Blue Élan Records for the latest release. The band members have a sound reminiscent of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers mixed with the grit and twang of the Allman Brothers Band and they deliver a sensational performance, with powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting. They've opened for notable acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the late Gregg Allman and delivered rousing performances at Peach Festival, Sweetwater 420, Magnolia Fest, Sunfest and Taste of Randolph.
A group of five musicians with myriad influences among them, The Vegabonds are 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.