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Vagabondage / Press

“Beautiful gypsy infused Americana Roots sound full of joy, melancholy and dark humor can be found on their new album “Songs From the Bottom of an Empty Glass” which one cannot afford to miss out on!”

“On the single "Second Heart," Flaw's vocals channel a slightly less smoky Tom Waits as his guitar drags behind Emchy's accordion with a melancholy stumble, like a lovelorn, punch drunk Django Reinhardt.”

“On..."Songs from the Bottom of an Empty Glass" the combination of vocals, accordion, guitar and kazoo weaves together a tapestry of moody drinking songs, midnight ruminations and lovelorn revelry. As a whole, the album is the perfect soundtrack for a night of Jack Daniels inspired contemplation.”

“...if you're a fan of Americana roots and bluesy, whiskey soaked vocals then their self described catalog of "pirate shanties, murder ballads and carnivale vaudevillia" are just what the bartender ordered.”

“Vagabondage, currently the greatest acoustic duo in San Francisco, finally went and got properly recorded. I had them live on my radio show about a year ago and they brought tears to my eyes as John Flaw belted out his wonderful vocals. Emchy sings backup and plays accordion.”

“John Flaw is the lead singer... His voice could turn a Christian Fundamentalist Republican into an activist for gay marriage... the duo sounds like a stripped down Tom Waits. Let's back up even further, they're like Kurt Weill....no, like they just played The Gem in Deadwood...”

"They sing tales of convicts, of murderers and of boozy romances. Their odes call to mind dark nights under the stars, a jar of homemade whiskey under one arm and a gun under the other."

“If you like your music dark and beautiful, you'll love Vagabondage.”