The Local 913: The Vindys

 
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We’re stretching out to Youngstown, OH this week to meet The Vindys, a group that’s got a clear affinity for soul and jazz. 

“We all have jazz backgrounds. Scott and I met, we went to Slippery Rock University and did music education. I met Ed when I moved to Youngstown. We did our masters in Jazz Studies. Jackie, she did a music degree down in Daytona, a sound recording degree. Most of us in the group have some kind of training, academic-wise.”

That’s John Anthony guitarist for The Vindys, who also have an interesting vocalist in Jackie Popovec. When listening, names like Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse and Gwen Stefani come to mind. 

“She always told us that she sat in her bedroom and tied to emulate all these different styles and almost tried to impersonate those singers. It was everyone from Brittany Spears to Gwen Stefani and then all the jazz singers. She was emulating all those things and then was able to find her voice in that. She copied everybody and then pick and choose what she liked to create her own voice.” 

The Vindys latest release is “Keep Going” and more information is at their website.

Photo by Cusano Photography

Check out John from the Vindys' full interview on The Local 913 Podcast.