New YouTube Videos

We have all of our songs uploaded to YouTube, but now we have compiled them into full length EP Videos. These two new uploads feature the audio from our 2019 double release of “FLOAT” and “SPLIT.” We hope you enjoy, and remember to click “subscribe” and the YouTube Fairies will grant us a custom URL.

FLOAT – Full EP – Now on YouTube

SPLIT – Full EP – Now on Youtube

(V)OWLS Around the House

Where have we been and what have we been doing?

Cultivating, Creating and Curating the fresh and new inspirations that spring time (and the threat of global pandemic) brings.

We had a big year in 2019 with shows and recording. We all put in a lot of hard work to gig, make merch, record, practice, maintain our six personal lives, and still remaining creative and writing new material. We did it though.

That is the magic of (V)OWLS. We persist.

We keep pushing. We are determined.

All six of us share the passion and compulsion to create art in every single interaction of our lives. The tiniest actions in our days are glittering and glistening in our creative thoughts. Whether we are caught in the waves of music, unearthing the pigments in visual art, spinning the webs of dream wheels or forging mighty swords from lavish linguistics, WE ARE ARTISTS.

The recent global situation has left us separated and in quarantine, but we are still connected in our hearts and through technology(Thanks internet). We have been creating new music, art, gardens, books, plays and so much more. We hope to come back from quarantine with new material and even more drive than previous years.

We ask you now, what are you creating today?

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago, the next best time is right now.”

Get out there (stay home though) and create a new experience.

We are here for you. We are here to support you with our music and our friendship.

Enjoy our music. We love you.

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”

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!

Heartwood Music Festival 2019

It is that time of year again! Heartwood Soundstage’s Annual “Heartwood Music Festival.” We are so excited to have the privilege to play at this event. and to perform in the Acrosstown Repitory Theatre.

We will be playing a super short set jam packed with heavy hitters. We hope you will join us for a day of fun, friends and music.

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 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