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L U R A Y // Ethereal indie-banjo from camp Bon Iver

Hence upon the passing of one season to another Washington D.C./’s  L u r a y evolves the soul to a place of calm and sweetness. Somehow it just sounds right. Fresh Independence is proud to Debut Luray’s The Wilder LIVE and off the floor.

Keep it in the family. Luray is the indie-banjo creation of Shannon Carey. With production help from brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver), Luray\’s unique sound creates strange and lovely bedfellows of different genres. Banjos, vibes, pedal steel, and ambient vocals make up this bluegrass-trained songwriter\’s new and vibrant approach to making music. The end result is somewhere between Iron & Wine and Emmylou Harris. Luray live includes Shannon Carey on banjo and vocals, Sarah Gilberg on keyboard and backing vocals, Gabriel Wisniewski on electric guitar, C.J. Wolfe on drums, and Brian Cruse on bass.

Luray is releasing their debut album, The Wilder on 8/27 and touring the east coast and midwest in September.

*Recently F R E S H  I N D E P E N D E N C E  caught up with L U R A Y to learn about the Debut Album and so much more…

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Ben Taylor – Massachusetts

“Beautiful things are here, there & everywhere.”

Those are words that come to mind when listening to the songs of Ben Taylor. He has inherited the very best of his genetic roots and made those attributes uniquely his own. We get lost inside his music as it takes us to a place and time that is so familiar yet suddenly one realizes, you are hearing it for the very first time.  

Sit back relax and enjoy “Listening” to Ben’s latest album available on iTunes now.

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