Artist of the Week
1:45 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Roadkill Ghost Choir Present Their Beggars’ Guild

Roadkill Ghost Choir may seem like a strange name for a band, but for them it’s fitting. Their music is raw, like fresh roadkill, while simultaneously being hauntingly lovely. They have similar sensibilities to the indie folk bands that are currently at the peak of popular music today, such as Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers, but they have a sound entirely all their own.

Their debut EP Quiet Light was released on September 25, 2012. The main single, “Beggars’ Guild” serves as a perfect introduction to Roadkill Ghost Choir. The song is soft and charming, but Andrew’s voice is primitive. The balance is perfect.

Roadkill Ghost Choir is a local band from DeLand, Florida. Half of the group consists of brothers Andrew, Maxx, and Zach Shepard, with Kiffy Meyers on pedal steel, banjo, and guitar, Joey Davoli on piano and  trumpet, and Stephen Garza on lead guitar.

The band began when lead vocalist Andrew was offered a solo show in 2010. He decided it would be best to put together a band to fill out the songs he started writing for live shows, because the thought of merely performing solo seemed unpleasant.  After the band went through numerous name changes in the initial stages of its creation, they finally settled on Roadkill Ghost Choir.

You can hear Roadkill Ghost Choir on Sound Waves from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on WFIT 89.5 fm.