Will Vance & the Kinfolk is a rock-n-roll band from Southeast Louisiana that has been plowing their own path since their begginings in late 2012. Will Vance is the charismatic acoustic-guitar weilding front man, accompanied by: John Mark Gray - lead guitar, Tyler Davis - bass, and Garland Hoover - drums. All of these guys have backgrounds in other genres and projects bringing in lots of flavor and diversity to their sound. Will Vance carries in a singer-song writer approach to their songs, while the Kinfolk sauce it up with their own blues, soul and classic rock influence. In 2014 they released their first EP, Broken Promise Land which debuted at an attendace record breaking performance at the Columbia theatre. The EP sold out of physical copies within the first couple months of its release. Their singles, "Shake" and "Running Downhill," were put into rotation on numerous radio stations while they shared the stage with national and international touring acts. Will Vance and the Kinfolk are planning to release a new single in the spring of 2015 and also plan to set out on their first tour. This will be followed by a full summer schedule and more recording.
We're gearing up for friday October 10th with country music star Pat Green. Come join us at The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge,La.
So we have had such a rewarding summer. The fact that we have accomplished and experienced so much in such a short amount time is astonishing and humbling. We started the season out with playing a ton of shows promoting our new EP Broken Promise Land. In July we returned to the House of Blues New Orleans. In August we celebrated our drummer's birthday while opening up for Fuel! That was a blast. Then we rocked out with the locals at a block parrty which marked our anniversay on August 17th. Our little tour we had planned, ended up being cancelled due to complications with our trailor situation and the fact that we sold out of most of our merchandise! So, we took our time through the end of August and september to concentrate alot on writing new material and experimenting with new sounds and ideas. We did a little photo shoot and got all fancy for a day, then made sure to do something manly to redeem oursleves. Now we're about to jump into the fall season with a ton of shows and some recording time. Stay tuned.
Gnarly Barley becomes 1st official sponsor for Will Vance and the Kinfolk.
Gnarly Barly, Hammond's only local beer brewery, gladly offers to be the official beer of Will Vance and the Kinfolk. GB and WVTK will be partnering with promotional oppritunities and local Gnarly Barley events.