Atlanta-based indie-alt-folk group von Grey has checked off more things on the proverbial band wish list in the past year than many bands do in a decade. National TV? They've appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman," "Conan," NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams," and CNN's "Road Warriors." Glowing press? Billboard praised their "crystalline harmonies, stirring lyrics and inventive melodies,” Guitar World called them an "Americana masterpiece" and the “Conan” show’s website said, ”Think of them like “Mumford & Daughters.” Great tours? The group has opened for Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan, Lindsey Stirling, Rusted Root, and Company of Thieves, and performed standout sets at SXSW, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and Gathering of the Vibes Festival. Top 10 record? They can check that off too, as their 2012 self-titled EP shot into the iTunes Top 10 following their memorable "Conan" performance. And, the group of four classically trained sisters has accomplished all of this without the help of a record label and before their 20th birthdays.
von Grey – comprising co-lead singer/songwriters Annika (violin, banjo, guitar, keys) and Fiona (guitar, violin, percussion), Petra (keys, lap steel guitar, background vocals) and Kathryn (cello, bass, mandolin, keys, background vocals) – evolves significantly with the new six-song EP Awakening. Produced by Rick Beato (NEEDTOBREATHE, Trey Anastasio, Shinedown, Charlie Mars), it branches into musical forms of self-expression that are a little more experimental in nature, beautifully blending the acoustic world with a more modern electronic feel. Awakening, which features the infectious first single "Come On," will be released independently in early 2014, and the group is already debuting the new songs live. Observed the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “see them now, because a few years down the road, you might have to pay big bucks for nosebleed seats in an arena to catch these talented musicians.”