“With their soulful four-part harmonies, poetic lyrics and indelible melodies, it’s easy to see why the Atlanta Journal Constitution would hail von Grey as “nothing short of stunning.” They sound like they were born to play together – and, in fact, they were. The four sisters have been playing music nearly their entire lives. Classically trained from an early age, the Atlanta-based quartet – Kathryn, Annika, Fiona and Petra von Grey – have built on that foundation by performing upwards of 200 shows in the past two years, from recurring residency tours at intimate venues throughout the southeastern U.S. to supporting gigs with such artists as Sarah McLachlan.” –from the von Grey websiteEach of the four is a classically trained strings player (search YouTube for “von Grey Water Music” for a sample) and a multi-instrumentalist. Middle sisters Annika and Fiona are the primary songwriters and vocalists, with youngest sister Petra occasionally backing though she needs to be included more often in my opinion.
I just discovered these girls yesterday afternoon, but they are already in my music rotation. They are really, really good. Fans of The Civil Wars should give them a listen, but von Grey has a much more full sound, think Mumford or Avett. von Grey has already been featured on Letterman and this month at SXSW. Regarding von Grey it seems safe to say, “Stay tuned.”
(Would not be surprised if “Shane” becomes very popular.)
You can get von Grey’s EP below. Currently only $4.95.