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Los Angeles-based Adrian Galvin, who performs ecstatic folk pop as Yoke Lore, views his debut record "Toward a Never Ending New Beginning", as his own book of change. It is the definition of a life as a set of transitions: from celebrations to moments of sadness to moments of stillness. All of it is connected, all of it is related.
Galvin has been immersed in music for his whole life. He grew up in New York, to a highly creative, intensely spiritual family. Amidst his journey in music, Galvin also explored dance and co-founded the dance company Boomerang in the mid 2010’s. Galvin draws nearly all of the visual art for the project. In his words, “Yoke Lore is a cohesive form of expression assembled from a life of dabbling in the becoming.”
Banjo became a guiding light for Galvin, it is the instrument that has shaped Yoke Lore. The banjo is a storied instrument in the mythos of American music, a populist instrument, deliverance set to five strings. When Galvin started Yoke Lore in earnest, much of the sound was piloted around the banjo and his exploration of what he could express with it. Galvin’s rise has been unfaltering, becoming increasingly notable in the indie universe over time.
Galvin discovers how his songs feel by playing them live for people. He’s a prolific touring artist, having opened for artists such as Bastille, Bishop Briggs, Mt. Joy, Goth Babe among others.
Seeing how his music affects his audience teaches him about how his music works.