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Sons of an Illustrious Father at The Vault

It’s hard to believe that Sons of an Illustrious Father hails from New York’s Hudson Valley, because the band packs a certain hard-hitting southern twang into their music. The four-piece folk band will be making its way to Buffalo on July 15 as part of an extensive summer tour; Sons is performing 19 shows in 19 cities in just three weeks. The band is on a mission: spread their conglomeration of punk-inspired folk, blues, and country sounds throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Their songs are rich with harmonies, and underscored with a brilliant combination of an assortment of instruments. Together the ensemble is able to wield acoustic and electric guitars, accordion, bass, viola, banjo, organ, and drums – turning what sounds likes a laundry list of instruments into memorable tunes. Their self-titled debut album came out in 2009, and the ensemble cranked out an EP and their second full-length album, One Body, in 2011. Hopefully we’ll catch Ezra Miller’s sultry rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Moonshiner” at The Vault this Sunday. While it’s clear in the band is still working to pick up a following – Sons of an Illustrious Father are definitely worth looking out for. -sara dinatale

8pm. The Vault, 700 Main St. (884-7172).