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BIO – Echo Nebraska
Echo Nebraska burst onto the Canadian music scene in the fall of 2014 with the release of a music video for their first single, ‘Hey, Allison’. The Vancouver-based collective quickly gained a reputation for combining soulful acoustic songs with subtle shades of Americana. Within a week of launching the band, CBC Music added the video to their monthly list of Best New Music Videos.
The band grew out of an organic, creative setting that turned into something bigger than they had intended. Vocalist Devan Christodoulou was recording an album with a different band, when he met audio engineer and guitarist, Andy Schichter. “I was writing other songs outside the band that were closer to my roots.” says Devan. “My father played guitar and sang and as a child, I was always surrounded by the music of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. When I met Andy, I showed him some of those songs.”
Andy invited Devan over to his home studio to record demos, which ended up becoming the groundwork for Echo Nebraska. After heading into the studio to record their debut EP, ‘Send the Ships’, they recruited drummer Mike Lauder, violinist Carly Frey, and bassist Dan Ponich to round out the lineup.