2019 album also available on CD.
True to their name, the Ohio trio Caamp create the sort of sing-along, stomp-along folk music that's tailor-made for secluded wooded areas, moonlit nights, and a circle of friends gathered around a fire and their new release ‘By And By’ epitomises their harmonious, honest sonic approach and delivers on all fronts reasserting their ability to captivate listeners in the most intimate of settings.
The band has built their grassroots audience from touring all over the world and have sold 25K tickets over the last 8 months. In 2019 they will play worldwide festivals including Shaky Knees, The Great Escape, Outside Lands, Edmonton Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, and more. By & By was co-produced by Josh Block and Austin Jenkins (Leon Bridges, White Denim) at Ft. Worths Niles City Sound. The much-awaited album By and By includes key tracks “Penny Heads Up”, “No Sleep”, “By and By” and “Peach Fuzz”.
The duo of Taylor Meier (lead vocals, acoustic guitar) and Evan Westfall (banjo) – childhood friends from Columbus, Ohio – first started making music together as part of a high school project, before they honed their craft on the local open-mic coffeehouse circuit and stockpiled a cache of bedroom demos. In 2016, Caamp released their self-titled debut album, which set upbeat, old-timey, banjo-plucking arrangements against Meier's rugged, wounded croon – splitting the difference between the insular wood-cabin soul of early Bon Iver and the anthemic dustbowl pop of Mumford and Sons.
The album's stirring standout track, "Vagabond," entered the Spotify folk-playlist ecosystem to the tune of over 10,000,000 streams, a feat nearly matched by the wistful non-album single, "Misty." As their audience expands, so too has Caamp's sound — the duo is now a trio thanks to the addition of bassist Matt Vinson, while Meier and Westfall are taking turns behind the drum kit to give their rootsy rave-ups a little extra kick. This evolution is captured on Caamp's 2018 effort, ‘Boys,' released as a complementary pair of six-song EPs that each showcase a different side of the band. On ‘Boys (Side A).’