Drawing from the growling blues-rock of Tom Waits, the high-octane punk-grass of The Devil Makes Three, and the intricate vocal harmonies of The Civil Wars... Husband-Wife duet The Love Sprockets have a sound that “resists classification,” according to Austin Weekly Horn. Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalists Addison Rice and Jahnavi Newsom met and fell in love in the fall of 2012, and immediately began writing and performing music together. The following summer, the pair released a 10-track demo entitled Stories & Lies, featuring a mix of original songs and high-energy adaptations of traditional folk tunes... Before embarking on a 4-month-long, 2500 mile bicycle trip from their hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont all the way to Austin, Texas. They arrived in Austin in the dead of winter 2014 with their bicycles, their instruments, and their dog, Zoso. (who they pulled behind their bicycles in a carrier the entire way :-) Over the next year, Addison and Jahnavi recruited upright bass-player Aaron Watson, and percussionist/vocalist Pete Van Dyck and in spring 2015, The Love Sprockets crowdfunded, recorded, and released their first studio album: Nobody Wants To Die. Jahnavi and Addison moved to Fort Collins CO, where they recorded their 2019 ablum, Chickadee, and bought a 1990 Bluebird prison bus to convert into a full-time tour bus/tiny home on wheels. In June 2019 they brought their skoolie to Driggs Idaho to finish the conversion and play shows locally. Now you can find them on Marrowstone Island in Washington living in their school bus house with their dog and cat, playing livestreams during the pandemic and dreaming of their next tour... And though their sound continues to evolve (as they incorporate new instruments and one-man-band-style foot percussion into their arrangements)... The music of The Love Sprockets will always be connected by a common thread: The Soulful and Lyrical Exploration of The Human Experience.
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