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Art & Life with The Sound of Ghosts

Today we’d like to introduce you to The Sound of Ghosts.

The Sound of Ghosts, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
The Sound of Ghosts formed in memory of the band’s friend Dave Lamb, who passed away too soon from Leukaemia. Lamb headed an acclaimed band ‘Brown Bird’. We decided to name the band ‘The Sound of Ghosts’ which was the title of Brown Bird’s album, as a way to honor Lamb and to be constant reminder of his love for music.

This began as a collaboration between husband and wife James Orbison (bass, vocals) and Anna Orbison (vocals, ukulele) and Ernesto Rivas (guitar). The band now consists of the Orbisons and Rivas as well as Jon Sarna on drums, Phoebe Silva on fiddle and mandolin. Drawing from folk, bluegrass, country, blues and rock we have created a completely unique and eclectic sound that’s been described as “gypsy folk-rock magic.” And are now known for our brand of high-energy shows.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
We all grew up with a consuming love for music. Once we started to come together as a band, we took in what we see, hear and feel and began to create music that we love. As music lovers, we are honored to have the opportunity to give back and create something that means the world to us and share it with everyone. We want to people to listen and feel happy, sing along and dance…but more importantly to enjoy life.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
The role of the artist has pretty much stayed the same. It’s always been to tell stories, express points of views and to inspire. We feel it is important now more than ever to surround ourselves with all forms of art as it brings everybody together. Many turns to and listen to music forget about problems or to pump you up. Ourselves included. The difference now is social media. Any artist has a wider reach and can get their message out on a broader scale.

When issues occur, it does affect us…it affects the lyric, melody and even the progression. We write what we are feeling at that moment.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You could find everything by going to Our music, news, merchandise and show calendar is on the site. Our music is also available on all platforms (iTunes, Spotify…etc.)

We are also on all social media sites:

IG: @thesoundofghosts
Twitter: @SoundofghostsLA

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Jake Hagopian
Carrie Ann Frances
Justin Higuchi

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