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Kendall Street Co.

Kendall Street Co.

Capture A Moment: A Conversation with Kendall Street Company

Charlottesville, Va. has a rich musical history and Kendall Street Company is a band that has grown its fan base beyond the city’s fertile scene. Formed by two University of Virginia students in 2013, the sextet has garnered a following in the Mid-Atlantic states and now has its sights set on the Southeast. The band – including Birmingham native, Andrew King is also made up of Louis Smith, Brian Roy, Ryan Wood, Ben Laderberg and Jake Vanaman – release its third full-length album, RemoteVision, last fall. On Saturday, June 29, Kendall Street Company will perform at Zydeco. Brent Thompson of Birmingham Stages and MusicBham Monthly spoke with Kendall Street Company about writing, recording, modern technology and blurred genre lines.

Are all of the band members University of Virginia students?

Andrew King: All of us went to UVa. but Jake, our saxophone player, and I are still there and doing our best to get out as soon as possible.

How do you balance student life and touring life?

King: During the summer it’s not an issue – we hit it hard… [read more…]