When: Sat., April 30, 3 p.m. 2016
In 2009, songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson connected over an open mic event in Seattle, Wash. With the addition of drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, violinist and vocalist Charity Rose Thielen, and bassist Chris Zasche, indie folk group the Head and the Heart was born. Drawing from Americana, pop and rock influences, the songsters devised an infectious sound that Rolling Stone compares to that of folk-rock contemporaries Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons. Acoustic guitars in tow, the harmony-driven band belts out tunes from 2013’s Let’s Be Still as part of UVM Springfest. Burlington dance-pop dudes Madaila and UVM’s Battle of the Bands winner Bison open.