Band of the Week: Roadkill Ghost Choir

By Autumn Barker

This week’s Band of the Week is indie folk-rock band Roadkill Ghost Choir. The band will be performing at 1982 Bar on Feb. 20. The doors will open at 9 p.m., and the show is scheduled to start at 9:20 p.m. Pseudo Kids, Day Joy, Burned Down Houses and Half Undressed will also be performing.

The band is made up of six members: Andrew Shepard (vocals/guitar), Zach Shepard (bass), Maxx Shepard (drums/vocals), Joey Davoli( keys/trumpets/vocals), Stephen Garza (guitar/vocals), and Kiffy Myers (pedal steel/ banjo).

Roadkill Ghost Choir has performed at High Dive in the past as an opener for bands like  Thomas Wynn and Snakehealers. The Orlando based band is originally from Deland, Florida, and it is just entering the music scene with the release of their debut EP (extended play), Quiet Light, this past September.

Its sound is similar to that of Mumford and Sons, and songs like Beggars Guild (which is available as a free download on their Bandcamp site) are sure to gain the band attention. The band states on its website that its main influences are Wilco, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, and Fleetwood Mac, as well as “undercurrents of Radiohead and Nirvana, lending the band an impish edge with broad appeal.”

Supporting Roadkill Ghost Choir is the indie dream pop band, Day Joy, who is also just entering the music scene. The Orlando based band has recently released its Animal Noise EP (extended play), which is available for free download at its Mediafire site. Its sound is similar to that of Imagine Dragons, and while it is just beginning to build a fan base, this band has potential to have a big influence in the indie music scene.

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