Kendall Street Company

Bringing good vibes and smiles to the people of Virginia and abroad. Come groove with us!

Kendall Street Company was founded in the early months of 2013 by guitarist/vocalist Louis Smith and saxophonist Andrew Drehoff. The duo had been playing together for some time in the greater Virginia Beach area, joined by a rotation of talented musicians who performed behind Louis as the Louis Smith Band. After moving to Charlottesville in late 2012 to attend the University of Virginia, the pair began putting together a group of student musicians, adding Brian Roy on bass/vocals and Ryan Wood on drums/percussion in early 2013. Since then, the band has added Price Gillock on keyboards, Ben Laderberg on the electric guitar, and Jake Vanaman on saxophone.

The band performs regularly in Virginia and throughout the East Coast, maintaining a central presence in the Charlottesville area, which includes regular live radio performances and a debut EP recorded at Blue Sprocket Sound in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The group released their debut full-length album Earth Turns in the Summer of 2016. While Kendall Street Company's music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as "psychedelic," "alternative," "jammy," "rock," "indie," and "ska." It is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams.

Louis Smith - Guitar/Vocals
Brian Roy - Basses/Vocals
Ben Laderberg- Electric Guitar
Ryan Wood - Drums/Percussion
Jake Vanaman - Saxophone
Price Gillock - Keys

Hampton Roads! We are going live on the airwaves tonight.. Tune in at 7pm to WHRO/WHRV 89.5 for an interview/live session on Paul Shugrue's "Out of the Box"

Kendall Street Company Summer Tour
* w/ @Little Bird

6/9 The Family Dog *
6/10 The Royal American *
6/14 The Basement Nashville *
6/15 Llittle Bird w/ Kendall Street Company & TBA @Visulite in CLT Visulite Theatre *
6/16 Bold Rock Hard Cider - Mills River *
6/17 Community Day featuring Rockn' to Lockn' finale
6/22 Shadefest 2017
6/29 Shaka's Live Kendall Street Company & Little Bird at Shakas Live (VA Beach) *
6/30 The Camel *
7/1 Martin's Downtown
7/2 Blue Toad Hard Cider - Virginia
7/6 American Beauty NYC Kendall Street Company, Little Bird *
7/7 Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope *
7/8 Nextival
7/8 Crozet Pizza at the Buddhist Biker Bar *
8/24-8/27 Lockn' Festival

More Dates TBA

The Jefferson Theater
Photo credit Dee Claudio Zarpelon

Big thanks to everyone who came out to vote us into LOCKN' Festival and Infinity Downs Farm for hosting all the bands. See you in August, Arrington!

Thanks @thebasementnash and @thisislittlebird and Riverside Voodoo for a great show last night in Music City!

Come check us out TONIGHT in Charlotte, NC at The Visulite Theater! Doors at 8

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Band Members

Louis Smith, Jake Vanaman, Brian Roy, Ryan Wood, Price Gillock, Ben Laderberg


Current Location

Other Charlottesville Artists
Ashburn Artists