∙ Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, founders of the folk band Caamp, met as kids at summer camp and began performing together in parking lots and at charity shows while in high school.
∙ After bass player Matt Vinson joined the band, Caamp independently released their 2016 self-titled debut, which features the breakthrough viral hit “Ohio.”
∙ Meier, who is Caamp’s guitarist and lead vocalist, said Ray LaMontagne and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon are two of his biggest vocal influences.
∙ The trio’s 2019 album, By and By, topped Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and spawned a No. 1 adult alternative hit, “Peach Fuzz.”
ORIGINUpper Arlington, OH