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The Vespers are one of those bands that have built an extensive underground following simply through word of mouth and heavy touring. The band is uniquely made up of two sibling duos; the Cryar sisters, and the Jones brothers. The four have distinguished their sound with an arsenal of acoustic instruments and harmonies only siblings can create. Their showmanship generates a roller coaster of sight, sound, and emotion and their inherent chemistry continues to set them apart. The band has independently released two full-length records and have been busy touring all across the US wherever folks will let them since their first “jam” back in May 2009.

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The Vespers are one of those bands that have built an extensive underground following simply through word of mouth and heavy touring. The band is uniquely made up of two sibling duos; the Cryar sisters, and the Jones brothers. The four have distinguished their sound with an arsenal of acoustic instruments and harmonies only siblings can create. Their showmanship generates a roller coaster of sight, sound, and emotion and their inherent chemistry continues to set them apart. The band has independently released two full-length records and have been busy touring all across the US wherever folks will let them since their first “jam” back in May 2009.

 

callie

Callie Cryar — @CallieCryar

 

Birthday: September 22nd, 1990 / Favorite book: The Bible by God, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, and The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton / Favorite movie: The Fall, The Village, and Forest Gump / Favorite food: Sushi / Hidden Talent: I don’t have one, but if I could choose I would be a devoted jazz dancer, a fencer like Inigo Montoya (see favorite books above), or a bow-hunter. / Pet peeves: Shaving my legs, shopping, and watching football. Having to do all three at the same time would be hell. / My best feature: Having green eyes / My worst feature: Being unable to get tan / Favorite sight: An opening band that’s so tuff it demolishes the headlining band. :)Hobbies: I like climbing on rock walls (my hands are very impressively calloused), making my own fruit and vegetable juice blends with my Champion (that’s a brand of juicer and it could not have been named more appropriately because anytime you drink its nectar you feel like you could completely annihilate hobby number one), collecting stickers to decorate my ’96 Toyota Corolla (trust me, he’s ugly: he needs it), and reading (see favorite books above).

I have a knack for getting out of speeding tickets: 8 times and counting. I come from a very big, very weird family and I adore them. I also adore my career path. I was home-schooled (see favorite books above) and didn’t go to college so I’m pretty lousy at being cool and at summing myself up in 300 words or less. Got married to Reed in April 2013.

 

phoebe

Phoebe Cryar – @PhoebeCryarD

 

¡Hola! Me llamo Phoebe.

I’m going to talk about myself for a little, hope you don’t mind.

I was born July 5th, 1992 and I always thought the fireworks were for me. Silly. I always wanted to play bass guitar. But I never got into that. I started on piano and then guitar and when I got sick of those, I stole Callie’s uke for a bit. So on and so forth. I don’t talk a whole lot. But if I have something to say, I’ll say it. I crave real, purposeful conversations with real, purposeful people. Before I was really into music, I thought I was going to be a photographer. Playing music is what God made me for, I soon discovered. I’d much rather be too warm than too cold. When I was born, I was cross-eyed. No kidding. And I’ve had glasses since I was two. I love looking at pictures of people when they were little kids. Chocolate doesn’t really do it for me. I know, it’s blasphemy. I’m a girl, I’m supposed to love chocolate. I love my family, pasta and the band Arcade Fire. I’m so grateful my job allows me to travel. Still haven’t been out of the US though. One of these days! I got married to the love of my life Danny Deffenbaugh in May of 2013. God’s blessed me way too much and I absolutely can’t wait to see what He’s got up His sleeve for tomorrow. Thank you for being part of the big picture. God bless you.

 

taylor

Taylor Jones – @NashvilleNiner

 

DOB: April 11th 1989, oldest member of The Vespers / Hometown: THE Music City, Nashville, TN. Native all the way. / Favorite Team: San Fran 49ers / Favorite Movies: Almost Famous, Life, Green Mile Favorite Food: Country Style Home Cooked Meat and Three. Its all you need. / 2nd Favorite Food: Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo. Yes. / Best Personality Trait: Emotionalism / Worst Personality Trait: Emotionalism / Favorite Celebrity People: Duane Allman, John Bonham, Shawn Michaels / Little known fact: I am super competitive and a big time sports fan. / Currently: Probably watching football / Pet Peeve: not taking full advantage of opportunities / My Best Friend is my lovely fiancé Kyla.

Of all The Vespers, I’m definitely one of them. I like to talk when people truly want to listen, but not really anytime other than that. I like to entertain. I like for people to like me. I hope that if I meet you, that you might. Thanks for clicking on my name and being curious as to what I might have to say.

 

bruno

Bruno Jones  – @BringItMGMT

 

From – Nashville, TN. South Nashville. Born and raised. / Born – April 7th, 1991 / High School – Nashville School of the Arts – 09 / College – Middle Tennessee State University – 1 year… and dropped. / Favorite Band – Changes often. Past favorites: Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Moon Taxi, The Duhks, Cage The Elephant, Cadillac Sky. / Favorite Bass player – Allen Woody. Google him. / Favorite Movie – Life / Favorite Place to eat – Baja Burrito / Favorite opening line to a sentence – ‘Hey man, I got some good news…’ / Interesting Facts – Mine and Taylor’s Momma is from Germany. I don’t have a car. Just a bike. Addicted to twitter. Traffic is my enemy. I hate stairs on tour. Like Waffle House a lot. Caitie our Tour Manager is my gf and bff. The End.

 

FAQ

Are you guys related?
Kinda.

Kinda?
2 families.

Are the girls twins?
No.

Are you all married to each other?
No.

Dating?
No.

Really?
Really.

How long have you been a band?
Since May 2009.

How did you meet?
At a mutual friend’s cookout.

When was that?
Summer 2008.

Did you hit it off well?
No.

Why?
Homeschooled vs. Public School.

Do you fight?
No.

Have discussions where no one agrees?
Yes.

Will you guys play at this coffee shop that is cool?
Yes.

Will you guys play at the theater in my hometown?
Yes.

Are you at Bonnaroo this year?
We don’t decide that.

Will you play at my wedding?
Maybe.

Can you guys play ‘FreeBird’?
Yes.

Will you?
No.

‘Wagon Wheel’?
No.

‘Rocky Top’?
No.

Will you guys come to the UK?
Yes.

When?
When the right opportunity presents itself.

What’s it like traveling the country?
Awesome.

Does your van breakdown ever?
Yes.

Do you guys want my tour bus?
Yes, please.

What’s your favorite place to play?
There are too many good places to name just one.

Do you take yourselves seriously?
Of course not.

Are you a Christian band?
Some say yes, we say no.

Band of Christians?
Yes.

Do you think things are ever awkward?
Some of us do.

Who do I pay?
The tour manager

How old are you guys?
21-24

Do you live the dream?
Yes.

Hey, this is so and so from so and so gear company…
Yes.

Hey, can I sponsor your band?
Yes.

What do you need?
Pigs in a blanket.

Why?
‘Cause they are good!

Where are you from?
Nashville.

Where’d you move from?
We’re from Nashville. Born and raised.

Who did your music videos?
Humans.

Can I have the chords for one of your songs?
Sure, email us.

So like, can we like, maybe like, cook dinner for you?
Yes!

You guys need a place to stay?
Yes.

You guys need this $100 gas card?
Yes.

Can you sing happy birthday to my friend…?
Sure!

Can I have a CD ‘cause I’m broke?
Yes.

T-Shirt?
No.

Is this seriously what people ask you?
Some of it.

Do you guys want to be famous?
Not really. Just people at shows.

Do you want to go to the moon?
Obliously, yes.

Did I leave anything out?
Not likely, but if so you can email us.

  • Nashville... thanks for rolling in 500 deep and selling out the Mercy Lounge! We are floored! #hadablastyblast #thankful
  • Nashville... Let's get ready to rumble!!!
  • Lynchburg! Show starts at 7:30. $3 for students, $7 adults at the door. Keep Colony. Let's go!
  • Heyyyy Lynchburg...! See you Thursday night! ;)
  • Charlottesville! Let's do thissssssss.
  • Tonight! Boone, NC- show starts at 7:30! #bethere
  • We hope to see you smiling face tonight Clemson! Meet us at the Outdoor Ampitheatre at 7pm- #toursnacks
  • Knoxville! Set up and ready! SHEL goes on at 8! Get to the Square Room- ;)
  • Columbia! We're playing at The New Brookland Tavern with @iloveshelmusic at 8:30! #bethere
  • Waco! Let's go! @commongroundswaco
  • New Hand Screened posters! -Designed by Adam Hall, + Screened by Lexie. On sale starting in Waco tomorrow, and going out to Kickstarter backers. On website soon! #bringitmerch
  • Underdog!! #waco #commongrounds
  • Barn show tonight in Athens! Let's go! 2435 South Milledge Ave- #40wattwasbooked #bringitproductions #cureroadtrip
  • B-ham!!! Bring yo A-Game!
  • Chattanooga! Let's go! @carolinastory goes on after we eat this BBQ- #camphouse #CHA #bringit
  • Bryan, TX... We ready for ya.
  • Stubb's. Austin. Let's do this. #roadtriptour
  • We're kicking this college tour off in Austin, TX tomorrow! :) #bringit #roadtrip
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