Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Get To Know von Grey

The members of von Grey stuck out like a sore thumb amidst the thousands of bands that descended upon Austin for the music portion of SXSW – not because of some lavish clothes they were wearing or wild stage antic, but for the sheer fact that their oldest member is barely old enough to vote while their youngest isn’t even a teenager yet.

Hailing from Atlanta,  the quartet consists of sisters Kathryn, Annika, Fiona and Petra and may be best described as a teenage version of the Dixie Chicks or what would have happened if Hanson grew up listening to Mumford & Sons. The talented four-piece act, who describe their sound as alt.folk, deftly play a dazzling array of acoustic instruments from guitar to fiddle to mandolin to banjo to lap steel, and have a stage presence of a band that has been gigging for years – thanks in part to the fact that they all started playing music beginning at the at tender age of five-years-old.

Last fall von Grey released their self-titled EP, which was produced by Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem). The five-song effort provides a snap shot of what these young ladies can do – showcasing their harmony-laden, radio-friendly wise-beyond-their-years sound. Last month the sister act stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater to make their network television debut, where they performed Coming For You on the Late Show With David Letterman. Let’s check it out…

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