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.
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
Than, 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.