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The Last Bison

Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
Member(s): Ben Hardesty (vocals, guitar), Dan Hardesty (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar), Annah Hardesty (vocals, bells, percussion), Jay Benfante (percussion), Andrew Benfante (reed organ, melodica), Teresa Totheroh (violin), Amos Houseworth (cello)

Relative to: The Oh Hello’s, Beta Radio, Kopecky Family Band
Genre: indie folk

For when you’re: painting pictures of rolling hills and lush valleys

Release(s): Quills, Inheritance
Highlight Track(s): Switzerland, Inheritance, River Rhine
Highlight Lyric: “You stayed an hour/ From where I once laid/ With back on the grass/ And feet where it was paved/ Where water mixed in/ With the rust and decay ” from Tired Hands

Highlight Review: “If you dig traditional folk instruments, emotionally charged vocals and a band with sound that could fill an entire amphitheatre then you’ve just found yourself a new favorite band. Enter The Last Bison, a seven person ensemble originally from the deep marshes of southeastern Virginia. Folk rock at it’s very best, this group has been compared to the sound of Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes and the Avett Brothers.” – read more at The Music Ninja

Website: www.thelastbison.com
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YouTube: The Woodcutter’s Son video via Altar TV