LETITIA VANSANT FEATURING ALEX LACQUEMENT
Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once intensely personal and politically relevant. Hailed as one of Baltimore's strongest songwriters, her distinctly intimate voice is fortified by sparse indie folk and Americana arrangements. She is joined by upright bass virtuoso Alex Lacquement (Bumper Jacksons, Charm City Junction) who adds nuanced, melodic backing and tasteful harmony vocals. Lacquement produced VanSant's most recent album Gut It to the Studs, songs from which have already won critical acclaim from across the map, including Kerrville New Folk, the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists' Showcase, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and Culture Trip's Top 8 DC-Area Musicians to Follow.
Jacob Lee Bernz was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley surrounded by the musical friends and colleagues of his father, two-time Grammy winning producer/musician David Bernz. Pete Seeger was a family friend and frequent presence in Jacob's life. His grandfather, Harold Bernz, helped start People's Songs, the precursor to Sing Out magazine. His great grandfather was Walter Lowenfels, the poet who co-wrote Wasn't That a Time with Lee Hays. Songwriting literally runs through Jacob's veins.