Location: Windsor, Vermont
Brendan Dangelo, Chris Egner, Christopher Goulet and Davis McGraw are Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims started in 2010 in a dirty kitchen in a reconditioned office-space-apartment on Depot Ave in Windsor, Vermont. Three 20-something roommates (Davis McGraw (guitar & vocals), Chris Goulet (guitar & vocals) and Brendan Dangelo (bass) spent their days making minimum wage and their nights burning tubes and building calluses.
At a practice space in an alley way across from the train tracks,The Pilgrims jam out to raw rock n roll riffs, projecting a wry grin towards 80s and 90s indie & punk, and the country rock of the 1970s. The drums are driving, the bass is fuzzy, melodies abound; the guitars are loud. After a stint with one drummer (he just didn't work out) & recording the 6 song EP Nobility (produced by Kiel Alarcon), the boys met drummer Chris Egner at a downtown bar and the band was complete. The boys spent 2011 playing bars, clubs, museums, county fairs and parties and are currently putting their finishing touches on a new EP - Natalie Goes to College, available Spring 2012.
"Rolling Stones crossed with The Replacements" - Cider Magazine
“There is something disarmingly honest about this band; they play music that sounds emotional and raw." - Jon Silman, The Valley News, March 2011
"... what they do, they do very well and without apology.” - Dan Bolles, Seven Days, August 2011