St Paul de Vence


    July 11, 2016 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    It’s showtime, y’all. We are super pleased to announce a very special show at the end of this month. We have teamed up with Heyday Farm to bring you a sweet, intimate experience at there Old Mill Rd location…yeah, in a barn. Tickets are extremely limited so if you want to be there, do not delay. We are only selling 40 tickets. And with one of these tickets, you not only get a great show, but you get an experience – an evening at the farm, with delicious farm fair, beer and wine on offer, a wander through the kitchen garden and a delightful performance, in a dairy barn…with real cows. Join us!

    FRIDAY, JULY 29th. Farm gates open at 6pm. Show to follow.


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    May 5, 2016 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We are so excited to announced that St. Paul de Vence will be playing this event!  Get your tickets and info here:


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    SPDV with Bryan John Appleby at The Sunset // May 21

    April 11, 2016 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    St. Paul de Vence and Bryan John Appleby are finally making it happen…a show together!  After years of running in the same circles and healthy dose of mutual admiration, they’re getting it together.

    Bryan John Appleby
    St Paul de Vence, Daggerhands
    Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:00 PM PDT
    Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
    21 years and over

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    February 29, 2016 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    A new music video is underway for a yet-to-be-announced song of the Farther Than Light record.  We are very excited to announce our collaboration with Honey Toad productions for what we think will be a fantastic project!

    More to come soon!

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    November 6, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    You heard it here, first!  St. Paul is returning to the beloved stage of Seattle’s Triple Door, on January 15th 2016, for a delightful evening of music with support from our dear friends The Banner Days!

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    November 6, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival is now on sale. Join us in Leavenworth, Washington on January 29 & 30! It’s going to be a blast!  Tickets here:

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    Back to California!

    September 11, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    We’re going back to California!!!  We’re so excited.  We’re in and out for just a few shows (some private) in the Bay area Sept 23-25, but if you’re around and want to catch one of the public ones, check our shows page and contact us!


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    June 29, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    You can now order a copy of Farther Than Light on vinyl – perfectly suited for your turntable by visiting this link:

    We’re shipping anywhere in the world, and we’re very excited to bring you this listening experience.  Our LP went through a completely separate mastering process from the CD, thus it is a wholly different listening experience from the digital forms.  And we think it sounds delicious!

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    May 9, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re throwing a vinyl party in celebration of the official release of Farther Than Light to 12-inch!! Join us at Conor Byrne Pub (Seattle) on SATURDAY, JUNE 27. We’ll be joined by Planes on Paper & the night will carry on with hand-spun vinyl cuts by DJ Self-Administered Beat Down. We’ll also be presenting new music on stage and doing some rad vintage vinyl giveaways along with our vinyl sales! Come party in the name of that smooth old analog goodness!


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    April 7, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    St. Paul is returning, this Friday, to Grace Church on Bainbridge Island.  This time around they’ll be the entertainment for the Hannah’s Hopeful Hearts event – a benefit for the development of treatments and cures for childhood cancers.  The band’s dear friend, Dr. Jim Olsen will be presenting about his game-changing research.  The band is very much looking forward to continuing the cause for bettering the lives of children who have been touched by cancer.

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    April 7, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    St. Paul de Vence will be presenting at this year’s TEDx event in Santa Cruz, CA.  The theme of the event is ‘Radical Collaborations’.  Benjamin will be speaking about his relationship with his grandfather – a sharing of life stories that lead to the creation of the body of songs that would eventually shape into this band.  The presentation will also include a performance of songs that came directly out of this collaboration.

    Event Date: Friday, April 24th
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    January 3, 2015 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |


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    November 26, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

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    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 when a batch of songs inspired by his grandfather’s World War II memories received an immediate positive reaction.  Doerr built a new band, named it for a French township in which his grandfather was stationed, and St. Paul de Vence burst onto the scene with a self-titled debut album that dominated KEXP’s daytime playlist for weeks.

    It comes as great news for the band’s listeners, then, that the group has just released a new record. Called Farther than Light, St. Paul De Vence’s second full-length album is a work of art that won’t fall short of the first.

    Building on the project’s original tack, the endeavor also branches out in several ways.  Farther Than Light keeps the wayfaring feel of guitar, banjo and sentimental tenor vocals (bravo, Doerr) that the band started with, but adds more complexity of feeling by way of enhanced composition, more horns, keys, and a new female voice.

    The first track, “Telling Me So,” twinkles into being with a familiar walking pace and clean guitar fingerpicking.  But a few bars in, Doerr’s voice is joined by that of new member Lydia Ramsey.  The gentle pairing is a success – a romantic harmony calling over the hills to a lover somewhere far away.  Spare but careful songwriting keeps the song feeling full with nothing more than that reverbed guitar and lyrical lines like, “And the wind takes it’s turn to say/ a thousand apologies/ and that it never held back.”  It’s folk music in fine form, wandering hopefully through a land of love and trepidation.

    Three songs in, title track “Farther Than Light” marks a change in the album’s disposition. Offering the listener a gentle boost of speed, it’s bouncing, almost Paul Simon-like guitar and bass are topped with trade-off verses from Doerr and Ramsey. The duality of male and female vocals is exceptionally valuable to St. Paul de Vence – love songs become a longing from both sides; tales of war are more powerfully vulnerable; the ideas behind Doerr’s words take a full and balanced form – but the call-and-answer in this piece makes the effect especially noticeable.  While exploring further areas of longing and memory in its words, the song stays pleasantly light on its feet almost as if to entice the listener onwards.

    Perhaps the best example of the band’s evolution comes about halfway through the album at track five. Titled “Spring,” this piece offers a great example of St. Paul de Vence’s new ability to create really massive sounds.  The song blossoms gradually.  Even piano chords, then Doerr’s voice followed by guitar, banjo and drums create a gentle buildup.  The instruments roll along pleasantly until, just when you think the musical idea is full-grown, a trumpet, a trombone, and eventual vocal chorus swell into an indie-folk symphony of epic proportions.  The scope of this piece is great, but equally striking is the variety of places (emotionally and sonically) the band is able to go – always well together – while keeping the iron hot with engaging transitions.  It feels like that night you lie awake in bed, almost more alive with all the experiences of love and pain you’ve felt than when you were  living them.

    Breaking from specific track descriptions, it’s worth mentioning how generally flexible the sound and feeling of St. Paul de Vence has become. The band’s debut album explores most of its affections through a veil of mourning, using mostly the same selection of instruments in each track.  Farther Than Light, however, never seems to stop transforming. From the sparse and lonely “Telling Me So” to the hopeful and uplifting “Farther Than Light” to the electric guitar-driven and road rambling “On This Road,” the instrumentation and delivery of the tracks just keeps changing.  It’s surprising (in a good way), but makes sense considering how Doerr first formed the band.  Shortly after ditching his solo effort, he gathered some fellow players in his living room, made a pile of instruments in the center and encouraged his friends simply to “pick up whatever looks good.”

    As if waiting to turn out the lights, the album saves an alternate take of “Farther Than Light for last.  Over thoughtfully spaced piano chords, Doerr’s unique tenor explains that he’s “Farther than light/ Farther than pain/ Farther than all those little things.”  Ramsey answers in a verse of her own, soon joined by Doerr to complete this lonely, beaten-up ballad. What they’re missing; what they’re far from could be many things, but all of them have to do with love.

    “Having to do with love” seems an accurate description of every track on Farther Than Light.  Whether up or down, Doerr always leads the band somewhere honest; somewhere real.  Word has it that the album is short-listed for album of the year and in my opinion, that’s a rumor worth believing.

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    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

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    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, each one a varied and inspiring experience, full of visits with old friends and bonding with new friends.

    You can view PART 2 of the tour here:

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    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 his uncle, found love, married, raised a daughter, had three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and touched so many of the lives around him in countless ways. He died peacefully, and well cared for, in his home, surrounded by my grandmother, my mother and me.   We will continue to honor his life and his story with our songs. But, man, he will be missed.

    What a gift he gave me.  And what a wonderful journey this continues to be – and you all are such a huge part of it!  You all have helped in so many ways to continue his story – his legacy.  It’s so beautiful and I’m so grateful to you all.

    You are in my mind and my heart today.  I’m understanding, more than any day before, how beautiful this whole thing is.  He gave me his story and asked me to write it.  I had the clarity and good fortune to stumble upon these songs.  I have a beautiful and talented group of musical minds in my corner to bring this music to life as a band.  And we have you, the listeners and supporters to help us carry all this forward.  And my grandfather got to see all this before he said goodbye.  He’s seen his story spread, inspiring, uplifting and entertaining people across the world.  What a cool thing!

    I’m sad.  But, I know what a celebration his entire life was.  So, to that I raise a glass, as he would.  Tchin! Tchin!

    Adieu, Gramps. Rest well.




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    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 and inspiring experience, full of visits with old friends and bonding with new friends.

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    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.

    cover art by Seth Gregory Design / photograph by Fin Macrae

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    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.

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    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 Tavern.

    If you live near one of the listed towns and wish to attend, email  Please note tickets will be very limited and in some cases unavailable to the public.

    Visit our SHOWS PAGE for details and links to tickets for the tour and our CD Release show.

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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 the new record and chatting about it, too!

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    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:

    And get your copy of the single here:

    The full album will release on October 1st in digital and CD formats.  Vinyl will follow.


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    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 formats will be available Oct 1st with vinyl to follow.

    Here’s to a new record!!

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    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.

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    Doors open at 6:30PM with a cocktail hour
    Show begins at 8:00PM

    All ages are welcome.

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    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 entertainment and all goes to the great cause of keeping animals alive and healthy.

    For more info visit the facebook page

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    Here’s to the animals!

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    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 dear Lydia Ramsey, who would shortly thereafter join the band.

    Returning with us to open the night is Courtney Marie Andrews.  We should be opening for her and her magic, but awesome as she is, she’s agreed to join us for this very special show!

    And whats more??!!  We’ve teamed up with the Melodic Caring Project to pipe a live stream of the show to kids in the hospital.  Melodic Caring Project does so much help sick kids have a very special evening…where they get to be the true rockstars, honored throughout the evening and reminded that so many people – people they’ve never met – are routing for them.  We’re so honored to be a part of it all!

    If you’re in the Seattle area, we hope you’ll join us!
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    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 107.1FM KZME), old friends and plenty of fun!

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    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.  So, this will be a special hometown show!

    Anna Tivel will open the night, which promises to be a great one; full of new music, good friends, and great atmosphere.

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    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 story of a relationship. At times gentle and sweet, the sweet nothings whispered in a lover’s ear, sung in heart-wrenchingly tender harmonies and lines.  Other songs hold the tension and eggshells of a fight not had, the conversation’s opportunity long past.  Regardless, the vocal chemistry between Benjamin Doerr and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Lydia Ramsey is uncanny.

    Add their lyrical enlightenment to the fact that there’s enough talent on stage for two bands, and it’s easy to see why Campfire OK’s own Mychal Cohen saw fit to release St. Paul’s record himself.  The instrumentation is subtle but persistent, pulling of the difficult trick of maintaining energy when the tempo drops with practiced ease. St. Paul de Vence are lock tight, exciting, inspiring performers and most crucially, humble, and are the newest addition to Andrews’ Ever-Growing List Of Bands That One Should Not Miss.”

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    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 Vencerounded 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 to reel them in. Complete with electric guitar and a small brass section, the band burst into life with their rich and upbeat sound. Each member of St. Paul de Vence is so diversely talented that there’s never a dull moment. Between switching instruments, strumming, and singing, the members are in constant motion, which makes the band interesting and fun to watch. One song may be a sweet tune with French lyrics, the next may be more rock and roll. They are a jumble of styles seamlessly brought together with strong vocals and perfectly placed harmonies.”


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    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.  You can listen here:

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    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 spot – a beautiful art-deco gem named The Show Box. This year marks the 75th anniversary of The Showbox, one of Seattle’s few extant entertainment venues that can lay claim to having provided local music fans with such an astonishing breadth of entertainment over the decades. From the Jazz Age to the Grunge Era to the current wave of Seattle exports – neo-folk and hip hop – the storied ballroom has featured shows by touring icons such as Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and the Ramones — as well as those by homegrown talents ranging from burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee, to grunge gods Pearl Jam, to the current dynamic duo on a course for world domination Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.”

    We hope you’ll join us for this big night!



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    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 that anyone born before 1985 is saying to themselves, “Tape!  Nice figure of speech.  I remember when it really was tape.”  Haha, but the kicker is we really did record to 2-inch tape, through a beautiful vintage Neve console, with some great vintage mics.  (That whole last paragraph was for anyone who likes to geek out on that sort of thing).

    What I really came to tell you is that we went in there with a very ambitious plan and we somehow came out with more than we planned.  It was a magical 4 days.  Everyone’s playing was on point, and some beautiful mistakes happened that opened new ideas…we just really got into the flow of the whole thing – making an album in a way that is not done very often in these days of high-tech/low cost recording equipment.

    We went into the studio as a band.  Played songs as a band.  And experienced all the energy of the space as a band.  I know you’ll be able to feel the difference when you hear it!  I couldn’t have asked for a better crew of people to work with!

    So, what’s next?  Well, we captured all of the “basic tracks,” which are all the core parts of the songs that we can build on.  We recorded all of the main vocals.  We also did a lot of overdubs that we needed, added horns (yeah horns!!), electric guitars, shakers, whatever.  Next, we’ll move over to our producer, Mychal Cohen’s place for a couple days of listening through, making edits and doing any additional overdubs that need doing.  Then, it will be on to mixing…more on that when the time comes.

    The journey continues!  But, we are so grateful for a harmonious, inspiring, and successful four-day run at London Bridge Studios!  Many thanks to our engineer on the project and owner of the studio, Jonathan Plum and his amazing crew.  We really were given the rock star treatment, they are amazing, and it allowed us to focus on the work and really create!

    I’ll keep you updated as we move along towards a record!  For now, I’ll leave you with this gem (click on the image above).  On the studio wall when you enter is a photo of a very young and relatively unknown (at the time), Pearl Jam c. 1990, during the making of their groundbreaking debut album “Ten,” which was made in the very studio we had the pleasure of spending 4 days last week.  We decided to be nerdy fans and remake the photo, St. Paul de Vence style.  Haha…we’re so silly!  Enjoy!

    -Benjamin Doerr

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    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 forward to sharing the new music with you!

    Here’s to a new year and a new record!!

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    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 pushing it over the edge.  Let’s make a record together!!

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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:

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    November 22, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |


    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 been crafting a new set of songs.  We could not be more grateful, and it’s time to get back in the studio to make a record of where we are now.

    We’ve decided to fund this record through  Kickstarter is a crowd-funding resource that helps independant projects of all kinds gain funding through their supporters like you – our friends, fans and family.

    You can view our campaign page here to see what this is all about:

    By raising funds independantly, we can produce and distribute our best recorded work yet, with complete creative control.  And the fun part is, when you give, you recieve.  Check out the rewards for different pledge levels.  We’ve worked really hard to make sure we give back to everyone who joins us on this journey.

    Also, given that Kickstarter is a crowd-funding resource, we need a crowd to make this work.  If you can share the kickstarter page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and such, it would be hugely helpful!

    Again, this is the link!

    The privilege of being here, living the dream of making music, and asking you to help us bring this project to life is not lost on us.  We are so grateful to you. We hope you’ll join us in making this record!

    Thank you,

    Benjamin Doerr & St. Paul de Vence


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    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 happy to be working with producer Mychal Cohen, and we’ll be in studio at Seattle’s historic London Bridge Studios.  This is going to be an amazing journey and we can’t wait to bring these songs to you!

    We will, of course, keep you updated about our progress with the music and the Kickstarter campaign.  Thank you all so much for all your support!

    Don’t forget, you can always find us on facebook, twitter and instagram.

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    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 them with you!  We hope you’ll join us, Saturday, Dec 14th.  There is limited capacity at this new, secret, down-town venue location.  For tickets and information email  You can also check the Seattle Living Room Shows website.  See you there!


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    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!

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    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 at IRW for getting our music to the masses.  Enjoy!



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    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, their debut album was just what the plaid-wearing types needed to hold themselves over until the Fleet Foxes’ new record.”

    Glad to bear that torch 😉

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    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!   What an amazing year this is shaping up to be!!

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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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    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 the folks at L.R. Baggs.  These are the guys, and gals, that make it possible for our lovely acoustic instruments to sound so good on stage.  They not only make the best sounding pick-ups and pre-amps, they are the sweetest bunch of people you could find.  We want to extend a HUGE thank you to the L.R. Baggs company!!

    See Ben, and all the great L.R. Baggs stuff at

    {For you gear geeks out there, pretty much the whole band is using the Para Acoustic DI pre-amps, and Ben is also using an Element pick up in his ’49 Martin D-18 and an Element VTC in his Martin 000-15SM.}

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    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:


    Many HUGE thanks to Cheryl Waters, Don Yates and the rest of the good folk at KEXP for all their continued support!  They have been simply amazing!

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    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 things ahead for all of us.  But, we’re not letting him go without a fantastic send off.  Please join us!

    Saturday, March 23
    Tractor Tavern
    5213 Ballard Avenue NW
    Seattle, WA

    $12adv | 9:30pm
    Purchase tickets here


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    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 journey and we know 2013 promises more awesomeness!

    Happy New Year!

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    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 radio station, KEXP!  They have been wonderful to us, playing our music on the air all year and making ‘Pink Wine’ Song of the Day this summer.  On top of all that, the day of the Triple Door show they had us in studio to play live on air!  That broadcast and video (yes, the filmed it, too!) will be available soon on the podcast at

    And of course big ol’ bear hug thank you to Kale Lotton & Jonny Gundersen of Le Wrens for joining us!

    So, wow.  Here we are.  Looking forward to all the magic 2013 has to offer.  Can’t wait!

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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.


    The Triple Door
    216 Union Street

    6:30pm doors / 8pm show
    $15 in advance / $18 day of
    all ages


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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
    You can also visit the FaceBook event page

    And watch a fun little video here:

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    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 the good folks at REI.

    You can watch the videos here:

    Mountain Biking Video Featuring “Go”
    Paddleboarding Video Featuring “Pink Wine”



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    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 from anywhere else in the world.  You can also go the website to catch the Song of the Day through the podcast.  Thank you KEXP and all of you listeners for all your support!


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    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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    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 win…and they get 70K visitors per month!  That’s a lot of people who could see us if you help us win.  Thanks for the help!

    Just click HERE TO VOTE.

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    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!


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    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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    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. And over-done.

    St. Paul de Vence’s “Eventually” does it well. Well enough to burrow through my banjo fatigue and get stuck in my head. Now, I’m not sure if the rest of their debut full-length does it as well, as they’ve only made one song available for streaming, but “Eventually” with its “la-la-la” chorus is Seattle sing-along ready. The song is dramatic and it ebbs and flows in all the right places, seeming to play through your speakers in sepia tones. Which is fitting for an album and band inspired by the World War II adventures of vocalist Benjamin Doerr’s grandfather, Fortune Jean Giordano.

    “Eventually” and the story behind it is disarmingly charming. You can download “Eventually” on St. Paul de Vence’s bandcamp for free. They’re celebrating the release of their new self-titled record this Sunday at Columbia City Theater and our Collective buddies The Warehouse have booked a beautiful bill to match the occasion with Best of the New alumni Le Wrens and a band being called “Bonfire So-So.”

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