DC Music Rocks Letitia Vansant & the Bonafides


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Band/Artist Name: Letitia VanSant

Recommended if you like: Neko Case, Regina Spektor

Story behind your band/artist name: 

--It's my real first and middle name.

Band Members: 

--I now perform solo, but I'm submitting a song that I wrote with my old band the Bonafides: David McKindley-Ward on guitar, Will McKindley-Ward on drums, and Tom Liddle on bass.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : 

--Baltimore, MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 

--1) Several years ago, I was playing a show at an Ethiopian restaurant at 9th & V St. My younger brother got confused trying to find the show and instead thought I was playing at the 930 club across the street. When he went in, the US Air Guitar Championships were going on, where he got an awesome t-shirt.
--2) I once played at a SXSW showcase featuring DC music, and got puked on after the show.
--3) I used to live in a house with Jessica Eliot Myrhe of the Bumper Jacksons, David Greer of Fellow Creatures, Anders Fahey of Ballad've, and Marty Frye, David McKindley-Ward, and Jonathan Een of Slow Down Tommy.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: 

--I worked for about 5 years at a Quaker advocacy organization that lobbies on peace and social justice issues. I left that job and moved back to my hometown of Baltimore last year, and now I'm pursuing music. I'm in the process of recording my 3rd studio album and am about to launch a PledgeMusic campaign. One of the prizes is a SINGING VALENTINE from me and my friend Brian Farrow, another awesome DC musician.

Official Website URL: https://letitiavansant.com

Facebook URL: https://facebook.com/letitiavansant

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/letitia-vansant/id542567512

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7akIEk5a8Sw9Mi9a7wBZdp

Other Links: https://letitiavansant.bandcamp.com/

Main Genre: Folk

Other Genres: Indie Folk, Americana