Show Recap 01/24/2020

January 24th 2020 – High Dive – Gainesville, FL

VOWLS opened up for Florida’s favorite Grateful Grass band the Grass is Dead last week. We had a spectacular evening of jams, dancing and great energy. One of the best things about playing live shows is when the crowd is really feeling the music. There really isn’t anything better than a room full of people sharing songs and having a ball.

We knocked our set out of the park. No set list, no rules, all heart! We opened the set with an improvisational jam followed by some of our heavy hitters like “Shining Gold,” “Foggy,” and “Fleeting Glimpse.” Lunchbox slayed the crowd with his elegantly elevated freestyles on “Float” and “Bliss.” We brought the fire, and if you ask us we all feel like we leveled up.
Playing music together just feels so good, and this formation of VOWLS is locking into its groove and is about to take off.

Grass is Dead brought the fun and serenaded us with all the best Dead Tunes. Slick licks, magical jams, fun singalongs, and sweet improv are some of the many reasons to see the Grass is Dead. Especially on that particular Friday night in Gainesville. We were sharing in the groove for sure.

VOWLS at the HIGH DIVE Photo by The Orange Peel GNV

Countdown to our Mixtape Release Party! 11/02/2019

We are proud to announce the unveiling of our new Ep/Mixtape “FLOAT.” Recorded at Goldentone Studio right here in our hometown of Gainesville. Rob from Goldentone, and our personal friend, was not only accommodating in a musical sense, but also amazingly hospitable. Rob also makes a mean shot of espresso. We appreciate Rob’s focus and attention to detail and we think that you can hear it in the final product of “FLOAT.”
We had so much fun recording and mixing with Goldentone and we hope to utilize their services for our next (even bigger!) project for 2020.

We are about one week away from hosting our Mixtape Release Party at the Big Top Brewery in Downtown Gainesville on Saturday November 2nd. That sounds pretty cool, how could this event possibly get any cooler? IT CAN! We will be performing downtown in the heart of Gaiensville during FEST18 with our friends Locochino and Wilson Stern.

On top of releasing a new CD we will also be rolling out a new line of merchandise (tshirts, stickers, usbs, cds, art…)! We are so excited to share our progress and growth with you and we hope to see you on November 2nd!

For more information about the event click here : VOWLS Mixtape Release Party Event Page

The extremely skilled, talented, and multi-faceted Wilson Stern.

Locochino – “Wiggle Room”
Locochino – “On My Feet”
VOWLS – “Mr. Owl”

Let Us All Be Home – Episode 2

Welcome to the second installment of our internet community series “Let Us All Be Home.”

We hope you will join us on this journey of creating home wherever we go. All you have to do is upload a video of yourself singing/playing a song, sharing words, or however you express yourself and your feeling of home and tag us and we will feature your video on our social media platforms. We hope this project will bring people together and we hope that with the use of social media we can help connect and inspire one another.

“Twilight” came to be while Caitlyn Vinci was surrounded by friends and family in a cabin in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Twilight caught our attention while VOWLS was camping at the Spirit of the Suwannee Park as we gathered around in hammocks and we looked up at the trees at twilight and felt right at home, together in that moment. Now a permanent resident in our repertoire, “Twilight” is one of our favorite songs to perform live and we love sharing this song with all of you!

A Very VOWLS Summer

Here is what we have been doing this summer. . .

Summer 2019 has been quite a productive summer for us. We have several different creative projects in the works that will be coming together with rapidity in the fall.

In the beginning of the summer we started shooting music videos at Caitlyn’s childhood home for a community video series entitled, “Let Us All Be Home.” We invite you to join us on this musical journey to share your songs of home with us. We hope that you can take your own video of yourself/selves playing your songs of home in a lovely homey location, uploading it to your social media platforms, and tagging us. #vowlslikeowls #letusallbehome

We hope this project can be an ongoing engagement that brings our community of creators together.

You can find our first few submissions to this project on our YouTube Channel.

Over the last few weeks we have started cultivating some of our new songs and started focusing on recording and releasing new music. That’s right, NEW MUSIC.
We have not one, but TWO short EPs that we will be releasing this fall. The first is a home studio recording mixed by our drummer and dear friend Tristan Harvey and the second is a studio recorded EP that we recorded with Rob McGreggor at Goldentone Studio.

photo by Rob McGreggor – Goldentone Studio

Our Fall Schedule is staring to fill up fast so stay connected with us and follow our social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and of course right here on our website!

Let Us All Be Home – Episode 2 – “Twilight”

Fat Tuesday at Lightning Salvage

We are heading back to one of our favorite venues in town, Lightnin Salvage. As part of the Gainesville famous restaurant Satchel’s Pizza, Lightnin Salvage offers a laid back dining experience with eclectic atmosphere as well as a family friendly environment. Our whole family should be there so come on out and stay a while.

We will be performing from 6pm-9pm. In the mean while here is a video of our original song “Thank You Bruce Lee,” from our last show at Satchel’s Pizza.

Vowls at Heartwood Music Festival

On Saturday February 23rd 2019 we took the stage at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater for Heartwood Music Festival. We are so grateful to be a part of this event and to perform on the A.R.T.’s stage again. We hope to make another appearance next year.

We had our very best MC LBX lay down some sweet rhymes during “Bliss” and “Slips Away.” Tristan, king of the drums, driving the train, held down our swampy swingy rhythms with outstanding grace, while Sweet Irene laid down the truth with her saxophone and ethereal harmonies. Caitlyn Vinci, leader of the band, queen of the banjolele, carried us home with her soulful powerhouse of a voice, while Amy Cecilia came in with her delicate harmonies and bright, sparkly guitar riffs. Tying the whole symphony of sound together with the thumpiest and most melodic of bass lines we have Russ Tyndall, bassman extraordinaire, binding us together into the magnificent arrangement that we call VOWLS.

Set List:
Foggy
Slips Away
Twilight
Bliss
That Song
Mr. Owl
Encore: You Can’t Hide What’s Inside

Photo Courtesy of our friend Samantha Compostrini

Thanks again to Heartwood Soundstage and everyone that participated and that volunteered their time. We love you!

VOWLS at Riverine Reunion 2019

At the beginning of this brand new beautiful year we had the lovely opportunity to perform at Oleno State Park for the First Annual Riverine Reunion Festival. This cozy fest had workshops, yoga, campfire jams, and tons of wonderful local bands.

“We would like to give a huge thanks to everyone involved in the Riverine Reunion ’19 festival. We love and appreciate you! We had such a wonderful experience performing. The experience as a whole warmed our hearts and was such a beautiful way to start off the New Year. ”

Onna Meyer and Larry Fowler took amazing photos of the event. Check them out here.

VOWLS NYE at Cypress and Grove

Another great year off to a great start at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. This show was curated by Russ Tyndall with the help of our expert sound engineer Tristan Harvey. Four local artists took the stage and ended 2018 with sweet music and good times.

Up first we had TJ Washburn from Orlando, Florida. TJ is a storyteller and his songs reflect that. His songs are intriguing, captivating and relatable. His new album Seasons is now available on major streaming platforms.
Here is his Youtube Channel and below is his video for an original song titled “St. George and the Dragon.”

St. George and the Dragon Original by TJ Washburn

Up after TJ was the local legends The Dozenaires. If you have been to Gainesville’s own Hoggetowne Medieval Faire and the Thornebrook Arts Festival then you know the exquisite Irish and World musical styling of The Dozenaires.

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Next up VOWLS! After the Dozenaires sweet and nostalgic set Vowls took the stage to sing sweet songs to rock your soul.

After us the FUNKY MIRACLE brought the funk with a tribute to the musical styling of The Meters. The Funky Miracle had everyone at Cissy Strutting and dancing all over Cypress and Grove. They had the crowd moving during the whole duration of their set. They really FUNKed it up.
Featuring: Josh Lederman(pictured below), Jake the Snake, Russ Tyndall, Chris Pierce, Teig, and Chris Robertson(pictured below).

Josh Lederman
Chris Robertson
Josh Lederman

Closing out the show and ringing in the New Year the Threetles serenaded us with the sweet songs of the Beatles. They closed the night out with a “Hey Jude” Singalong that brought everyone home.

Photos Provided by Jill Vinci and Helena Roberston

VOWLS at Lightnin Salvage 12/13/2018

This past December we rocked the socks off of Lightnin Salvage at Satchel’s Pizza in Gainesville, Florida.  
We always love to play at Lightnin Salvage because it has a great stage and is also family friendly place with great staff and awesome atmosphere.

Special thanks to momma Jill for always taking video of us! Check out our videos below and if you would please like, subscribe and share our content we would be so grateful. Thank you! We Love You!

Setlist :
Schrodinger’s Castle
Pay Attention
Mr. Owl
Twilight
Slips Away
You Can’t Hide What’s Inside
Float
Shining Gold
Bliss
Matter & Blues
Sometimes Two
Foggy