Inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country, cajun, and western swing, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements. They are currently working on their debut full length album due out Summer 2013.
In former incarnations, bandleader and songwriter Emily Bonn, performed in San Francisco subway stations, Belgian prisons, Appalachian corner stores, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. As a former member of the critically acclaimed San Franscisco band, The Whoreshoes, she shared stages with the legendary rockabilly singer, Wanda Jackson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Devil Makes Three.
The Vivants include Emily Bonn on lead vocals, guitar, banjo and ukulele, Jody Richardson on fiddle, foot percussion and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass and clarinet, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.