Meet the Band


Hailing from San Francisco, The Vivants find their musical faith in the inspiring traditions of Southern music and showmanship.  The quartet recently completed their third album, Bluegrass Special;  the album shimmers with bluegrass and old-time country originals, with sister-style harmonies throughout.

The Vivants include Emily Bonn on lead vocals, guitar, banjo and ukulele, Clare Armenante on fiddle and vocals, James Touzel on upright bass, clarinet and vocals, and Kalei Yamanoha on piano accordion.

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 Francisco band, The Whoreshoes, she shared stages with the legendary rockabilly singer, Wanda Jackson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Devil Makes Three.



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