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  • ALBUM REVIEW: SEATTLE LIVING ROOM SHOWS BLOG

    November 26, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    November 26, 2014 by Brandon Taylor You’d never guess it, but St. Paul De Vence – one of Seattle’s (most well renowned) Folk/Americana groups and Seattle Living Room Shows alumni – started as a side project.  Lead singer and guitarist Ben Doerr started out playing with a band under his own name, but switched gears […]

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    SHOW REVIEW // CD RELEASE PARTY

    November 26, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Show Review 10/11/14: St. Paul de Vence CD Release at Tractor Tavern w/The Local Strangers, Runaway Symphony November 26, 2014 by Brandon Taylor It’s Friday night, and the Tractor Tavern’s band roster is two-thirds full of Seattle Living Room Show alumni.  Those alums are Seattle indie and Americana groups The Local Strangers and St. Paul […]

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    WEST COAST DUO TOUR // PART 2

    November 14, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Here’s part two of the Duo Tour that Ben and Lydia embarked on, at the beginning of Oct, taking the new album down the West Coast.  They took good friend, sometimes bandmate, and very talented photographer – Michael Porter – with them to document the journey.  The 10-day tour consisted solely of living room shows, […]

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    SAYING GOODBYE TO FORTUNE JEAN GIORDANO

    November 11, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to my grandfather, Fortune Jean Giordano – the man who’s stories of war and love gave us the beginnings of this band. At 89 years of age, he survived the Nazi Occupation of France, endured combat, moved across the world to farm in Florida with […]

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    WEST COAST DUO TOUR PHOTOS // PART 1

    October 29, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Ben and Lydia hit the road at the beginning of Oct, as a duo, taking the new album down the West Coast.  They took good friend, sometimes bandmate, and very talented photographer – Michael Porter – with them to document the journey.  The 10-day tour consisted solely of living room shows, each one a varied […]

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  • NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

    October 1, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The new album, Farther Than Light, is out now!  Get your digital copy at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and anywhere else digital music is sold.  Physical and digital copies are available through CDBaby – place your order here.

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    ALBUM REVIEW FROM EAR TO THE GOUND

    September 30, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    …honestly, the album is shortlisted for album of the year and the title track is on a very, very short list for song of the year. This is a must have album. ……………………………………………….. For the full review visit http://www.eartothegroundmusic.co/2014/09/29/st-paul-de-vence-farther-than-light-seattle-americana-band-brings-inspiring-emotional-album/

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    WEST COAST DUO TOUR // OCT 2-11

    September 24, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Benjamin and Lydia are heading out on the road as a duo for a 10-day, West Coast run in support of the band’s newest release, Farther Than Light, which drops on October 1st.  They’ll be playing private living room shows – ending in Seattle, with the full band, for the CD Release Party at Tractor […]

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    LIVE ON KEXP /// SATURDAY SEPT 20 /// 6:30PM (PST)

    September 16, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    St. Paul de Vence will be live on-air doing an in-studio performance and interview world-renowned KEXP in Seattle.  Tune in or stream live at 6:30PM (PST) to hear the session! You can tune in to 90.3 FM or stream from anywhere in the world at KEXP.ORG  /// Saturday, September 20th! They’ll be playing tunes off […]

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    MUSIC VIDEO AND SINGLE FOR “MAMA” OUT TODAY!!

    September 10, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We’ve released a single for our song “Mama” today, and with it comes a music video! You can watch here: https://vimeo.com/105505404 And get your copy of the single here: https://stpauldevence.bandcamp.com/track/mama-single The full album will release on October 1st in digital and CD formats.  Vinyl will follow. Enjoy!

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  • NEW ALBUM OCT 1!!

    September 4, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    St. Paul de Vence is pleased to announced that their new album – Farther Than Light – will release October 1st, 2014.  The official global release will be followed by a CD release party in Seattle at the Tractor Tavern on Oct 11th. You can pre-order Farther Than Light on iTunes now!  Digital and CD […]

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    CONCERTS AT GRACE

    August 22, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The band returns to beautiful Bainbridge Island for the opening of a three concert series at Grace church.  The stunning Cutler-Anderson designed sanctuary is an amazing space to experience music.  The night will feature the full band, playing old favorites and new songs from their upcoming release. Tickets and info available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/798995 Doors open […]

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    RAISE THE WOOF // A BENEFIT CONCERT

    August 5, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The band is back at it on the lovely Bainbridge Island on Saturday, August 16th, for a concert benefiting the Kistap Humane Society.  The setting is the gorgeous 25-acre Rustica Farm and they’ll be joining forces with singer Mycle Wastman & DJ Dr. Fever for a great evening of music!  Ticket price includes dinner and […]

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    TRIPLE DOOR // MELODIC CARING PROJECT // AUGUST 1

    July 15, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We are so delighted to finally be returning to one of the most beautiful performance halls we’ve ever seen!  Our debut headlining show – indeed our first in this venue – was way back in 2012!  We’ve been pining for a chance to repeat such magic.  And what a fateful night that was…we met our […]

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    PHOTO BLOG OF OUR WEEKEND IN PORTLAND

    June 25, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Last month we invited our dear friend, Michael Porter, to come along with us to Portland, OR; to play trombone and to take some photos of the whole thing.  He captured, beautifully, a great weekend of performances (a Saturday night club show at Alberta Street Pub and a Sunday radio taping that later aired on […]

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  • JULY 5 // BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

    June 6, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The band is excited to announce they’ll be playing the Treehouse Cafe, on Bainbridge Island (WA) on JULY 5th – the Pacific Northwest first day of Summer!  Beautiful Bainbridge Island is the current home of band members Benjamin Doerr and Kale Lotton; and Lydia Ramsey originally hales from just 30 minutes Northwest of the Island.  […]

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    WE HAVE BEEN MONARCH REVIEWED

    April 18, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We were delighted to get such praise from Andrew Harris at The Monarch Review! “St Paul de Vence arrived on paired harmonies of trumpet and trombone, instantly transforming the Showbox into the city’s biggest mood-lit living room. St Paul is a great band. Friendly and engaging from stage, the lyrics seem to hold the full […]

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    KIND WORDS FROM SMI

    April 18, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Katrina Charles of Seattle Music Insider (SMI) gave us these sweet words about our night at the Showbox… “St. Paul de Vence…rounded out the line-up at the Showbox on Saturday night. The crowd was giddy and chatty as St. Paul de Vence took the instrument-cluttered stage, but it only took a moment for the band […]

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    THE MIX TAPE PODCAST

    April 10, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Ben, Mike and Lydia sat down with Sean DeTore of the Mix Tape podcast, at KIRO radio, to chat all things St. Paul de Vence: the history, the upcoming record, Brylcreem, the big show at Seattle’s Showbox on Saturday, April 12th…and so much more.  They even played a few of the new tunes in studio.  […]

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    SPdV AT THE SHOWBOX SEATTLE!!

    February 13, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    This just in: On April 12th, we’ll be taking the stage, along with Campfire OK, at Seattle’s iconic Showbox in support of our good friend Kris Orlowski’s new record!  We’re so excited to be playing a room with such history. “On July 24, 1939 the doors opened, and fans flocked to, Seattle’s newest entertainment hot […]

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  • STUDIO SUCCESS!

    January 23, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    So, we just had an amazing four days in the studio.  We loaded in on Friday with two vehicles full of instruments and gear, boxes of provisions, five band mates, a producer, an engineer and his in-house crew…we came out late Monday night with a lot of great sounds put to tape! And I know […]

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    WE DID IT!! #KICKSTARTER

    December 26, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Thanks to our 357 backers, we have fully funded our Kickstarter campaign and will be heading into the studio to begin cutting our second record this January!!  We could not be more thrilled!  Thanks to the generosity and support of our friends, family and listeners we raised $15,153 on our goal of $14,750. We look […]

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    KICKSTARTER: THE FINAL PUSH!

    December 21, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    This is it folks!  Kickstarter is counting down, by hours, the time we have left to reach our funding goal.  If we don’t reach it, we don’t keep any of the amazing pledges we’ve gained so far.  Nearly 300 supporters (so far) have shown their support and we are so grateful.  We need your help […]

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    Ear To The Ground Interview // Kickstarter

    December 12, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Ben talks with the music blog, Ear To The Ground about the past year, upcoming record and the Kickstarter campaign.  Read the full interview here: http://www.eartothegroundmusic.co/2013/12/11/artist-interview-ben-doerr-from-seattles-st-paul-de-vence-folk-music-kickstarter/

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    OUR KICKSTARTER HAS LAUNCHED!

    November 22, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    HELP US MAKE A NEW RECORD: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stpaulband/st-paul-de-vence-lets-make-a-record // In the two years since our debut album release we have evolved and grown; tightening our connectedness and creativity as performers, and expanding our sonic landscape.  Our journey continues to bless us with radio play, world-wide record sales, and amazing performance opportunities.  Throughout this time we’ve also […]

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  • WE ARE MAKING A NEW RECORD!

    November 20, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We are super excited to announce that we’ve been hard at work, writing and rehearsing and we’ll be headed into the studio in January to record our second album!  We’ll be launching a Kickstarter in the next couple of days to help us fund this project and more details will come with that. We’re so […]

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    DECEMBER SHOW ANNOUNCED // SEATTLE

    November 14, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We’re very pleased to announce our DEC 14th show with the Portland-based sister-band, Joseph, and Broken Anchor.  This show, presented by Seattle Living Room Shows, is a very special one for us as we’ve been hard at work rehearsing material for the new record.  We’re excited to get these songs onto the stage and share […]

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    ANOTHER NEW SONG AND VIDEO RELEASED WITH IRW

    October 17, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The delightful Seattle-based music blog, Inside Right Wrist, has released a second video of ours from the Wenatchee Summer Concert Series.  This one is of another brand new song called Spring!  We are so grateful to Julia Wayne and the IRW team for helping us get this out there! Read the article and watch the […]

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    IRW RELEASES OUR NEW LIVE VIDEO

    October 4, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We are so excited to team up with Inside Right Wrist for the premiere of our brand new live video!  The video was captured at our performance in Wenatchee, WA back in July.  You can read the full article and watch the video here: InsideRightWrist A huge thank you to Julia Wayne and the team […]

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    A SHOUT OUT FROM THE STANGER

    September 2, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Bumbershoot is here!  And the Stranger gave us a little shout out: “Inspired to begin writing songs about his grandfather’s experience fighting in WWII, Benjamin Doerr’s St. Paul de Vence project has a bit of Beirut’s sepia-toned Old World feel and esoteric instrumental choices (concertina!).  Filled to the brim with super-sincere lyrics and swooning harmonies, […]

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  • YES! WE WILL BE AT BUMBERSHOOT!!

    May 3, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Ooooooooh!  We are VERY excited to announce that we will be at Bumbershoot 2013!  We’ll be announcing our time slot real soon, but we’ll be playing Monday with many great Seattle acts we love and some amazing national acts including Allen Stone, Ivan & Alyosha, Justin Townes Earle, The Maldives and Hot Bodies in Motion! […]

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    introducing LYDIA RAMSEY

    April 15, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We are super excited to welcome Lydia Ramsey into the St. Paul family.  Lydia comes to us sharing her amazing talents on the banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals, concertina, and trumpet while maintaining the creation of her own beautiful music!

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    LR BAGGS ADDS BEN TO THEIR FEATURED ARTISTS

    March 21, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    L.R. Baggs has added Ben to their featured artist line up!  He’s in with some pretty great company, too – the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show, Peter Frampton, Justin Townes Earle, Of Monsters and Men and Sean Watkins, to name a few.  The band has been delighted to have such a great relationship with […]

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    LIVE ON KEXP VIDEO IS HERE!

    March 9, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    If you missed the live in-studio the band did back in November – or you just want to see what it looked like – here you go: LIVE IN-STUDIO ON KEXP Many HUGE thanks to Cheryl Waters, Don Yates and the rest of the good folk at KEXP for all their continued support!  They have […]

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    A FAREWELL TO JUSTIN FROESE

    February 19, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    St. Paul de Vence will be back at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on March 23rd with The Last Bison.  This will be the last official show with band member Justin Froese. Justin is taking leave of the band to further pursue his solo career with our full blessing and support. There are many good […]

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  • WOW! THANK YOU!!

    December 29, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We are super honored to be on the KEXP listener-voted Top Albums of 2012!!  There were a lot of great albums this year and we are in some wonderful company on that list!  We owe a HUGE THANK YOU to KEXP and its listeners for all the support this past year.  It’s been an amazing […]

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    SOLD OUT!

    December 11, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Wow-oh-wow!  We did it!  We sold out the Triple Door!  Thank you so much to everyone who come out, and to all of you who have supported us this entire year that brought us to this lovely cloud we are floating on now!  And we owe a HUGE thank you to our beloved local indie […]

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    Headlining the Triple Door Nov 30!

    October 24, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    A dream come true!  St. Paul de Vence will headline their debut appearance at Seattle’s beloved Triple Door on Friday, November 30th!  This will be a very special show including special guests and new sonic landscapes.  For tickets visit the Triple Door website. INFO: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 The Triple Door 216 Union Street Seattle 6:30pm […]

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    Last Show of the Summer

    September 6, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    SPdV is closing out the summer with a great show launching Seattle’s newest outdoor venue!  They will be joined by Le Wrens and other Seattle favorites for a sweet night of whiskey, food, music and friends – all under the gorgeous late summer skies of this beautiful city! Event details and tickets available at BrownPaperTickets […]

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    REI & SPdV TEAM UP

    July 20, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We’re very excited to share the news with you that REI has licensed 5 songs off of the full-length record to use in their online ad campaigns.  The first two, featuring “Go” and “Pink Wine” have been released and can be seen while viewing shows on Hulu and elsewhere on the web!  Many thanks to […]

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  • KEXP SONG OF THE DAY

    July 12, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    KEXP selected ‘Pink Wine’ as Song of the Day for Friday, July 20.  The song will be showcased on the midday show on Friday, so tune into 90.3FM in Seattle, or stream live at KEXP.org from anywhere else in the world.  You can also go the website to catch the Song of the Day through […]

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    HAPPY SUMMER!

    June 21, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    To you, from us, we’d like to wish you a very warm and happy summer!  And we hope you’ll join us here in Seattle and beyond for a great line up of shows!  Check the shows page to see what’s near you…and there will be more posted soon!  All the best!  

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    VOTE FOR US!

    May 18, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The Deli Seattle, a great emerging artists blog has selected us for their band of the month contest.  Well, what an honor.  We’d be delighted if you vote for us.  We don’t win any money or stuff, but they do feature us on their national and Seattle home page banners for two weeks if we […]

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    A LOVELY ALBUM REVIEW

    April 17, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We’re just tickled pink by this great, and very supportive album review from Ear To The Ground Music!  Thanks, guys! READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE…

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    #2 ON THE KEXP CHARTS!

    April 4, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    The boys are excited to find themselves on the KEXP charts into another month!  They are currently on the Americana, Northwest and Variety charts and getting spins on air nearly every day.  A dream come true!  Thank you KEXP!

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  • A SOUND REVIEW

    March 29, 2012 | Posted By: | media |

    by Abby Simmons – January 25, 2012 St. Paul de Vence’s “Eventually” Overcomes My Banjo Fatigue I admit, like many folks, I’m a little burnt out on pretty songs with banjo backing. At this point in Seattle, if you’re going to do it, you better do it damn well … because it has been done. […]

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