Ohio natives, Caamp, had the crowd stomping and hollering like a backwoods barn party at a sold out Cafe Du Nord Monday night presented by Noise Pop. The folk duo have been friends for a long time, growing up together in Columbus, Ohio. With both of them on vocals, Evan Westfall playing the banjo and Taylor Meier on the guitar, they slam and sing through songs that will make just about anyone bob along. Keeping it in the family, Caamp also brought along childhood friend Matt Vinson of The Wonderfool to open up for them. Both acts know they play a certain style and neither of them expects anyone in the crowd to sit down and shut up. Their influences are bands such as Dr. Dog, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Avett Brothers and Cotton Jones. Caamp was in San Francisco earlier this year when opening for Rainbow Kitten Surprise. “California is just so sweet,” Taylor said, “ We knew we had to come back.” With everyone piled in their van, both groups have been cruising down Highway 1, writing songs and soaking in the coast. If some sharp banjo, smooth guitar and a raspy voice to go over is something you’re into, check Caamp’s music out below, if it’s not, bug off.
But seriously, check them out.