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Since forming in early 2010, Boys In The Well have been writing honest music and playing energetic shows for anyone and everyone willing to listen. Four young men from the mountains of North Carolina, with their meaningful lyrics, catchy melodies, and fire in their hearts hope to give their music to the world. They create spirited yet melancholic magic, drawing us quickly into their hearts in anticipation for what’s coming next. Their stories and songs of love and loss are universal and true, painting a vibrant tapestry in our minds.
Danny and Justin Lanier began writing music together late in 2009, while playing sporadic shows throughout the Charlotte area. They picked up John Daniels on the banjo in early 2010, creating Boys In The Well. After their first session playing together, the chemistry and camaraderie were undeniable, enabling them to write and perfect their first batch of songs.
The Boys spent much of November in the studio, recording their first EP, Mostly Honest. The band set out to record their first batch of songs with Dustin Harrell and Bucky McCann at Crash Creative Studios in Asheville, NC. Their goal to record an EP that covered a wide spectrum of emotion and style was accomplished and released in early 2011, leaving them with an ambitious list of performance dates and venues.
Shortly after Mostly Honest was recorded, John Edwards joined the band, completing the lineup. Edwards provides a smooth and consistent structure for the band, enabling them to progress as songwriters and performers.
Since the conclusion of Mostly Honest and completion of the bands lineup, The Boys have added another dozen songs to their repertoire, including fast-paced energetic songs like Wild Return, while maintaining the ability to flip the switch and perform slower, more thought-provoking songs like So It Seems (Lost) and Lover’s Truce.
With their desire to remain true to the music, the members of Boys In The Well are often sharing musical responsibilities on stage. Their multi-faceted approach to songwriting allows these friends to adapt to the songs needs, enabling them to give you some of the most true and organic music possible. You will often see these gentlemen switch instruments between songs, if not in the middle of one. This wide range of instruments and styles keeps their performances fresh and engaging while the music itself gives you a sense of camaraderie, as though you’re part of the family.
Defined as honest folk with alternative undertones, these four friends bring a much-needed earnestness into the musical world, leaving you with fire in your heart and laughter on your lips. With their ambiguous title, Boys In The Well will inspire you to laugh, think, and cry with honest fervor.