Who are The Love Sprockets?
In November 2012, Addison Rice and Jahnavi Newsom fell in love and formed The Love Sprockets… (or did they form The Love Sprockets and then fall in love? guess we’ll never know)
They dwelled in the Shire-like mountain town of Brattleboro, Vermont. On September 15th, 2013, Jahnavi and Addison embarked on a cross country bicycle trip, and rode from VT to Austin, TX with a bunch of instruments and their dog, Zoso (they had a lot of food too, but they ate it). After 4 grueling, heart-and-mind-expanding months of pedaling and connecting with strangers, The Love Sprockets arrived in Austin Texas. The Capital.
After a year of playing music with Aaron Watson (upright bass) and Pete Van Dyke (drums and vocals) The Love Sprockets hit the studio in January 2015 with their wily sound engineer, Captain Red Beard, and recorded their first full-blown, no-holds-barred, unadulterated, panty-dropping album…Nobody Wants to Die
Then, unexpectedly, Watson (the bass player) decided to move to Mexico
to brew beer in Playa del Carmen, and Jahnavi decided to get on her
bicycle to ride across Mexico starting in Austin.
After an almost 4 month journey and over 2,000 miles of pedaling, Jahnavi returned to Austin and Addison to continue performing as a duet.
The Love Sprockets recently moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where they are currently converting a 1991 Bluebird school bus into their gypsy home and tour bus!
The Love Sprockets play Bluegrass, Soul, Gospel, Blues, and Rock music
with Folk instruments and intricate vocal melodies.
No matter what realm of auditory exploration they find themselves in, the focus of their writing and performing is to bring the listener on a journey, tell a story, and explore some of the many aspects of what it is to be human.
Upon hearing The Love Sprockets’ music, you may find yourself contemplating things such as your life’s purpose, the end of the world, love, death, roadkill, and the mysterious forces which make up the Universe.