Growing up in the steamy San Fernando Valley, ORLY Bendavid always knew her destiny would one day lie in music. As a little girl, the now 25-year-old musician so keenly recalls the sounds of a golden era of music passing through her parent's radio. "Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Cat Stevens. This was the music my parents loved the most. This was the music I grew up on." And though she took obvious songwriting cues from these artists, it's those musicians Bendavid discovered on her own that most dramatically began to shape the simple yet soulful guitar driven compositions of her teenage years. "Artists like Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, Fiona Apple, and Ani Difranco inspired me like no other. They didn't paint by numbers with their music. Not only did they bathe their songs in so much beauty and honesty, they made lifelong careers for themselves, on their own terms." Later her songwriting would continue to mature, as the rustic splendor of artists like Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams, Neko Case and Gillian Welch found their rightful place within the neatly composed folk chords, rootsy grooves, and bluesy riffs that were quickly becoming Bendavid's personal calling card. At 22, Bendavid would eventually trade in her sunny Southern California surroundings for the wintered shores of Lake Michigan. Christening Chicago IL her new home, Bendavid, along with drummer DAVID Pitz spent nearly two years working through what would become the sonic foundations of their band. Looking to round out the sound, the two would later move on to Brooklyn NY. After an exhausting, yearlong search for collaborators, Bendavid and Pitz found perfect musical cohorts in JANE Park (Violin, Mandolin), THOMAS Ricciuti (Banjo, Guitar, Peddle Steel, Ukulele), and DAN Tamberelli (Bass). Together the five talented musicians are Every Good Boy. Crafting bouts of earthy and organic folk rock, EGB are now poised to share their music with New York City, and beyond. Love, heartache, work, exhaustion, frustration and triumph: EGB wrap their songs in the kind of honest, sincere, and everyday themes most folks will probably find they relate with at some point in their crazy lives. The band also recently finished work on their debut album, The Human Haiku. Recorded with producer Rob Stevens at Mother West Studios during the Winter/Spring of '07/'08, The Human Haiku serves as a polished, recorded testament to just what happens when a little artistic passion gets mixed up with just the right amount of pure human emotion. Such qualities and values are also a big part of what make Every Good Boy such a tasty and timeless treat.
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