Vi Tran Band

For fans of:The Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams, Blind Pilot, The Civil Wars
Vi Tran is equal parts sea salt and wheat fields. He was born near Sai Gon, Vietnam and raised in southwestern Kansas. He began performing as a toddler in the refugee camps of southeast Asia. Other refugees took pity on the young (and literally starving) artist, giving him what food they could spare. His life an open-ended refugee story and All-American tale, full of landlocked sailors and broken lovers; loss and discovery; but most of all, hope. Musically, his style spans several genres. The autumn release of Vi Tran Band's "American Heroine" follows his well-received 2010 solo acoustic EP, "Goodbye, Summer," with a full-length symphonic rock, pop and Americana album. Tran describes the album of original songs as his "wheat field" album, a “musical trade paperback novella” in homage to American master storytellers such as Hemingway, Steinbeck and Fitzgerald.