The End of America is a band of friends who met on the road and found a kindred spirit in one another. The Philadelphia/NYC trio credit their name to Kerouac’s On The Road — relating to traveling “the groaning continent” in search of inspiration. The sound is centered on their voices, weaving three distinct leads into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of folk, rock, and americana. Fans often draw comparison to CSNY, Fleet Foxes, and Dawes.
James Downes, Trevor Leonard and Brendon Thomas were all frontmen of other projects. They will be releasing a new single every month for the remainder of 2019. Together they have released two EPs (Steep Bay & Shakey) and one LP (The End of America) with “soul-striking harmonies and folk-rock melodies.” WXPN, The Key
The band made their debut at the 2016 Philadelphia Folk Festival and were voted Favorite New Artistof the festival. In 2017 the band won the Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, returning in 2018 to perform as FRFF’s Most Wanted band.
The End of America is known for a powerful live show that highlights their dynamic songwriting, harmonies and playful stage banter. They have performed at festivals across the east coast and midwest and have shared stages with Beck, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem), Mandolin Orange, David Bromberg, Shawn Colvin and Larry Campbell.
Ryanhood opens the show.