Ezra Vancil is an American singer/songwriter based in Dallas, Texas. While in the past he has written and recorded in the rock, pop, and experimental genres, a more mature Vancil has now found a sense of permanent belonging and connection within the community of Americana artists. His life experiences shared in song can be serious and contemplative - touching on themes of addiction, depression, and divorce - but Vancil chronicles his escape from darkness with expressions of hope and love of life that are both inspiring and healing.
"a masterpiece of emotions, with each song woven into just the right spot to where it spins a story; and this is one of those once in a lifetime records. One of such an extreme caliber that most bands/artists could only dream of releasing something like this. -the music enthusiast" (Praise For Promise Land Ezra/Thomas)
The new album from Ezra Vancil is titled 'You,' due out in 2018 and recorded at Congress House Studio in Austin Tx. This new material takes Ezra in a new exciting direction. His youthful roots in folk and Americana music shine through, masterfully blended with his love of the unexpected. His rugged edgy vocals and haunting melodies seem both instantly familiar and brand new.
'You,' is a full studio album that explores his own 'History of Love,' in marriage. He refers to the album in his own words as 'love songs for adults'.
His recent accolades and awards include 2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, over two years 5 semi-finals in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) and one finalist position. He has performed a showcase at SXSW under the project Ezra/Thomas also acquiring a Exclusive Japan publishing deal. His music has been featured on top network channels including, Discovery Channel, VH1 and LOGO.
In his several decades of performing and touring, Ezra has performed for his audiences from hundreds to thousands but is always comfortable breaking things down to an acoustic storyteller night. He has a special place in his heart for home concerts and small intimate venue settings.
Ezra wrestles with life in his music. He has overcome many great life tragedies hopes to leave each audience with a sense of hope. Though the themes of his songs can be, at times, of the hard things of life, his performance are uplifting and many times healing to those that listen.
He has also written a large catalogue of duets which he performs with his bass player sometimes, and sometimes with the Denver based Leslie Wills, from the Bob wills family.
Ezra loves home concerts, so if your interested in hosting a intimate night with either Ezra solo, or duet, he's always glad to work something out that suits everyone involved. Home concerts with Leslie Wills joining Ezra, are also available, though the scheduling would need to be well in advance.
If your interested in a band show see listing: Ezra has been called a chameleon with his ever changing live setup. He can be seen with full bands of up to 7 people, to 3 piece bands, to duets and solo setups. One project title he continues to perform under when the opportunity arises, is called 'Ezra Vancil & The Congregation; a concert that enlists singers from the local area, the audience, and people in his team of music friends to perform songs with him on stage; songs specially written to be sung as a 'congregation.' You can see a special concert recorded live to Anlog Tape with the 'congregation' on Ezra Vancil's Official Youtube. Or find the album "live From The Deep - Ezra Vancil & the Congregation"