Daily Discovery: The Vespers, “Sisters and Brothers”


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Two sibling duos from Nashville, TN joined together making up the band, The Vespers. Callie and Phoebe Cryar and Bruno and Taylor Jones create beautiful, acoustic harmonies creating a rich southern folk pop band. The Vespers have independently produced two albums already skyrocketing their career to performances at colleges, festivals, and all across the United States on tour. This past December they released a new single, “Sisters and Brothers”, which is on the new album the are releasing February 10, 2015 titled “Sisters and Brothers”.

ARTIST: The Vespers

SONG: Sisters and Brothers

BIRTHDATE: Phoebe – July 5, 1992 | Callie – September 22, 1990 | Bruno – April 7, 1991 | Taylor – April 11, 1989

HOMETOWN: Nashville, Tennessee (really, we were born here)

CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee

AMBITIONS: Make true art, inspire heart change in people, enjoy life, be fully present in the moment

TURN-OFFS: Tearing others down to make oneself feel/look better, bands trying to make music that’s already been made

TURN-ONS: Artists who create new musical genres/legacies, unabashed quirky confidence, free gourmet food

DREAM GIG: Tied between Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheater and playing a sold out show on a space station in the not so distant future

FAVORITE LYRIC: “My eyes are covered by the hands of my unborn kids / But my heart keeps watching through the skin of my eyelids” from Arcade Fire’s song “Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)”


SONG I WISH I WROTE: Too many! Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Landslide by Stevie Nicks, Blackbird by Paul McCartney, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Paul McCartney, Elizabeth Elliot, Jon Foreman, John Mark McMillan, Régine Chassagne

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: The Decemberists at the Ryman Auditorium in 2009

I WROTE THIS SONG: Frustrated at myself for my materialism and selfishness and willingness to trample people for what I want. This song was an attempt to get myself to snap out of it.


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