There is no sweeter harmony than that between and father and son. Both accomplished musicians, Ken and Kyle Campbell bring together their talents to create an infectious noise that can only be accomplished through the unspoken bonds of family.
Achieving success in their first two years, including performances at the Cherry Blossom Festival, Kutztown Folk Festival and Musikfest in Bethlehem PA, Campbell and Son released their new EP, Vices, on November 11th, 2020. The first single, America (You’re Breaking My Heart), won the weekly at-home prize as part of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
Although Campbell and Son formerly came together as a band in 2018, Ken and Kyle have been making music together for over 40 years. Whether it was Ken teaching Kyle to play guitar, or sitting around a campfire with their family and singing songs, music has been the cornerstone of their relationship.
On their latest EP, Vices, the band explores the many ways the human experience can be colored by outside forces – both good and bad. Recorded over a long weekend at Soundmine Studios in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Vices features a maturing song-writing and collaboration from the band. Instead of the full band sound found on their first EP, Fate Had Kinder Goals, Campbell and Son opted for a classic folk approach of acoustic guitar and vocals. The result is four well-crafted, deeply meaningful songs that highlight the interplay between Ken and Kyle’s voices and guitars.
When not working as Campbell and Son, Ken and Kyle stay busy performing around their home towns. Ken, of Dresden, NY, is a full-time musician and musical fixture of the Fingers Lakes wine region. Ken toured the US nationally as a solo act in the 1980’s and 90’s before settling in the upstate NY region. An avid songwriter, Ken counts several honorable mentions in national songwriting competitions as part of his resume.
Kyle Campbell of Philadelphia, PA is a singer/songwriter with over 20-years of experience in the music industry. Kyle has released several records on Fake Chapter Records, toured internationally, and had several songs featured in TV shows via The Orchard publishing. Kyle currently performs solo shows in the Philadelphia area, and continues to write and release new music.