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Sound description: "In the genre of music which could have been made any time between Woodstock and now, bands like Califone, Akron/ Family, Dr. Dog and Gomez have added multiple instruments into a folky mix - usually some horns, some guitars and a nice, loose harmonic mix. Ample Branches aren't 'New Weird Americana', but they are a wonderful amalgam of soul and folk, with a few throws of Beatlesque pop and America soft rock among the harmoniums and hand drums." -- Adult Contemporary Essentials (UK)
Influences: Akron/Family, The Beatles, TV On the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Broken Social Scene, The Books, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd
|Kevin Lawrence||Guitar, Vocals|
|Eric Hyde||Backing vocals, Bass guitar|
|Andy Wagner||Guitar, Vocals|
|Tyler Bachert||Backing vocals, Horns, Keyboard|
|Chris Luckey||Backing vocals, Percussion|
Ample Branches is the brainchild of former Box Social members Kevin Lawrence and Andrew Wagner. When the Box closed, Ample Branches moved to the front burner. With the addition of Tyler Bachert (a composition major at the University of Kansas) and a little help from some close friends, the vision became a reality.
Recording of their debut album, "True Vine" started in late August 2006, with the songs "Everything Else," "The Same Line," and "Divulge/Never Mention". They learned to self record their own unique style of Psychedelic Folk Pop, and when Pro Tools came into the fold in early December 2006, they were ready to steamroll through the rest of the album.