Letitia VanSant

Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides will perform at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041

Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides

Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides

Thursday, September 17th

Tickets $15.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides are a Baltimore & Washington, DC-based quartet that straddles the boundary between acoustic string band music, roots rock, and the confessional folk of a singer-songwriter. “VanSant’s voice is the most striking aspect of the record,” ~ Baltimore City Paper.

Letitia VanSant is the lead singer and songwriter and accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, banjo, and ukulele. Her primary pursuit was social justice and environmental work at various non-profits, until folk music demanded a more central role in her life in her mid-twenties. Hailing from Baltimore, MD, her musical training was mostly garnered around campfires and on the back porches of dear friends. By day she works part time at a peace and social justice lobby group in Washington, DC.

David McKindley-Ward sings vocal harmonies, and plays electric, acoustic guitar and mandolin. David and his brother were raised by folk-music-singing, community-activist parents, whose idea of a good bedtime story was a mining disaster song. Will, David and their brother John are infamous for singing Irish folk songs in rowdy three-part harmony until the wee hours. The Bonafides are David’s first serious musical venture, but his talent promises many more to come. When he’s not playing music, he is an arborist at the Casey Trees Foundation.

Tom Liddle grew up singing in choirs, studied music at Catholic University, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland in music education. A passionate supporter of the arts and a gifted community organizer, Tom is the main orchestrator behind the Community Supported Music Series in Prince George’s County. During the week he teaches at Takoma Park Middle School. He concocts delicious home brews and keeps an impressive garden at his home in Mt. Rainier, MD where he lives with his wife, Emily, and his dog, Gibson.

Like his younger brother David, Will McKindley-Ward was ingrained with a deep reverence for music of all kinds from an early age. A prolific songwriter himself, Will has been involved in many fruitful musical projects ranging from the Clay Pigeons, a southern rock band formed at Guilford College, and the late Ugly Purple Sweater. Will is now a primary driver of the new indie-rock band Fellow Creatures, that’s taking DC by storm. He is a bicycle doctor at a shop and helps to run the Mt. Rainier Bike Co-op.

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