Website: theendofamericamusic.com

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Email: theendofamericamusic@gmail.com


The End of America - S/t


Voted "Favorite Newcomer" of the 2016 
Philadelphia Folk Festival

Voted "Most Wanted" band of 2017 
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

"Soul-striking harmonies and folk-rock melodies."
WXPN, The Key

"They sound great and they seem to be loving doing it."
David Crosby via Twitter


The End of America is a band of friends who met on the road and found a kindred spirit in one another. The Philadelphia/NYC trio credit their name to Kerouac’s On The Road -- relating to travelling “across the groaning continent” in search of inspiration. The sound is centered on their voices, weaving 3 distinct leads into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of folk, rock, and americana. Fans often draw comparison to CSNY, The Avett Brothers, and Dawes.

James Downes, Trevor Leonard and Brendon Thomas were all frontmen of other projects. In 2010 they joined forces to record their live debut EP, Steep Bay. Since then they have released two EPs and one LP, writing songs that are rich with “soul-striking harmonies and folk-rock melodies.” -WXPN, The Key

The band made their debut at the 2016 Philadelphia Folk Festival and were voted “Favorite New Artist” of the festival. That same year, Bernie Sanders licensed TEOA’s song Empty Sea for use in one of his campaign videos during his Presidential bid. In 2017 the band won the Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, returning in 2018 to perform as FRFF’s “Most Wanted” band.

The End of America is known for having a powerful live show that highlights their dynamic songwriting, harmonies and playful stage banter. They have performed at festivals across the east coast and midwest and have shared stages with the likes of Beck, David Bromberg, Larry Campbell, Mandolin Orange, Wild Child, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Rocky Votolato.

In 2013, Beck invited TEOA to play at his Song Reader album release show in Los Angeles after hearing the trio's rendition of Please Leave A Light On When You Go. Their performance was broadcast live on KCRW and earned praise from Spin and Filter.


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Select Shows

Boot and Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
w/ Simone Felice (of The Felice Brothers)

City Winery - New York, NY
w/ Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks)

Barbarella Patio - Austin, TX
SXSW - Brooklyn Vegan Chicago Showcase
w/ Laura Stevenson

Sonos Studio - Los Angeles, CA
Beck Song Reader Exhibition
w/ Beck, Tim Heidecker, Adam Green & Binky Shapiro

World Cafe Live - Wilmington, DE
w/ David Bromberg

The Outpost - Montclair, NJ
w/ Larry Campbell