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Evan and Vanessa

Evan and Vanessa are a bilingual Louisville based children's band with a background in Montessori education methods, and were recently named one of the “Best New Latin Kid’s Music Groups” by Billboard.com!

Drawing influences from the likes of Tiny Tim, Mr. Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Shel Silverstein, Peter Paul and Mary, Roald Dahl, Shari Lewis, Hayao Miyazaki, and many other timeless entertainers and teachers, they have spent years crafting their special music and videos, and are excited to finally release some of their work for all to see and hear.

Vanessa was born in California, but grew up from ages 2-7 in Quito, Ecuador, where she lived both out on a farm as well as in the city.  It was during this period of her life that she developed a natural ability to speak both English and Spanish.  At age 7 she moved to Louisville, where she has remained ever since.  She has grown up with seven brothers, and recently acquired her certification as a Montessori teacher for ages 2-6.  

Evan was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Louisville when he was 4 years old.  He first start playing guitar at age 4, and has since developed the ability to perform on over 20 instruments, most of which you will hear on the album, such as the charrango, the guzheng, and the arp solina string ensemble! 

 

 

"It is often difficult to find age-appropriate musical programming for our youngest music-makers, and I'm happy to report that the duo of Evan and Vanessa fits the bill quite nicely.  Their gentle and engaging songs grab these little singers, and their song videos are delightful. I look forward to inviting them back..."

-LuAnn Hayes, Music Teacher for Ages 3-6 at Kentucky Country Day School