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The Well Pennies

Recommended Donations: (All donation goes to the artist)!

No prepay the day of show.
$20 per seat at the door

Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts around 7:45 PM. 

BYOB and bring hors d'oeuvres or snacks to share!

Adults only, Please

THE WELL PENNIES are a Folk/Pop duo consisting of husband and wife team, Bryan & Sarah Vanderpool. The pair met in Boston while supporting each other’s solo sets at folk venues around the New England area. They fell in love, ran away to California and released their debut self-titled EP that was met with critical acclaim from the Los Angeles music scene. Taking influence from 60’s & 70’s folk and pop icons like THE CARPENTERS, JAMES TAYLOR, & CAROLE KING, the pair combine their signature pop melodies and tight harmonies with beautifully produced lush arrangements. The band explains, “Our goal is to write songs that inspire something – however simple – to smile, to love, to get out and experience life.”

A MOVE TO THE MIDWEST: After 8 years in California, Bryan and Sarah relocated to DES MOINES, IA in order to “…escape the chaos and desperation of Los Angeles and move somewhere where artists can afford to be artists.” The change allowed more time for writing, recording and touring and soon after, they joined DIANA KRALL’s Turn Up the Quiet world tour as the opening act in 2017. Their move to Des Moines also included the creation of Golden Bear Records and their home recording studio where the duo now records and produces their own music along with other projects. It was this transition and their travels around America’s heartland that inspired many of the songs in their new album, “Murmurations”, which was released on January 25th, 2019.

"...a prime example of folk-pop perfection...filled with harmonies, hooks, and lyrics that evoke bright sunshine and a wide-open horizon.” -No Depression

“...trademark harmonies and gift for melody, as well as lyrics, often drawn from the natural world, that, even when cautious, inspire." - Billboard Magazine

"an exquisitely crafted album, replete with deceptively thoughtful arrangements that surround their soaring harmonies with shimmering guitars and lush strings while leaving plenty of room for the songs to breathe" – Diffuser

“Music that is edible enough to replace your comfort food” - Daily Unsigned

“…jampacked with imaginative, sunny lyrics and melodies to help melt the snow, or at least hold you over until Spring.” - Coat Check

“The lush folk harmonies and crystalline vocals are enticing.” – Interview Magazine

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