Pilgrim Profiles: Your guide to the freshest faces in grass-roots music
By: Tim Newby
Band: Ballroom Thieves (Official Website)
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Members: Martin Earley (Guitar/Vocals), Devin Mauch (Percussion/Vocals), Calin Peters (Cello/Vocals)
Sounds Like: A rock-show cloaked in heartfelt lyrics, up-tempo passionate melodies, and sublime harmonies delivered with a folky-Americana edge.
For Fans Of: Shovels & Rope, Lumineers, Houndmouth, Avett Brothers
Bio: Formed in 2011 by Martin Earley and Devin Mauch. The pair worked through some line-up changes and a year of transition, before they added cellist Calin Peters which solidifed the band’s line-up and sound. The new line-up gelled quickly around their heartfelt lyrics, up-tempo passionate melodies, and sublime harmonies, all of which highlight the band’s first full length album, A Wolf in the Doorway, due out April 21. The twelve tracks on the band’s upcoming album are a definitive statement of the band’s powers and will surely establish the trio as one of the best new bands of the year.
Albums: A Wolf in the Doorway (due out April 21, 2015), The Ballroom Thieves EP (2013), The Devil & The Deep EP (2012)
Check out “Archers” and “Oars to the Seas” from the upcoming album.
“Oars to the Sea”: