Started by boyhood friends Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, Caamp came to life in the college town of Athens, Ohio. Together in a hazy attic, enjoying light beers, they would find the heartfelt, folk-driven sound that became Caamp. A self-titled 2016 album quickly gained traction, with “Vagabond” racking up an astounding 25 million plays alone. A series of tours with Rainbow Kitten Surprise gave them the opportunity to expand their sound, finding audiences enjoying rock moments alongside quiet folk ballads. Indeed, Caamp’s latest album, “By and By” broadens their repertoire without sacrificing the intimate feel of their early work. The album is bookended by two of the earliest songs Meier and Westfall have written. Caamp conjures an undeniably inviting sound throughout “By and By” that forces even the newest listener into a wide smile. Since their beginnings in Athens, Caamp has grown to include friend and collaborator Matt Vinson on bass and most recently Joe Kavalec on keys. With the summer release of “By and By” and a busy slate of sold out shows underway this fall, Caamp continues to have high hopes and no reservations as they march into 2020.