The Vagabond Tales is a multi-instrumental music project centered around the songwriting of Russian born Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that transcends time and continents. Building its sound from the foundations of old time music and melancholy storytelling, it bends the laws of traditional songwriting to become a sound all its own. Since the start of the project in 2011, Mikhailovna has self-released a full-length album entitled "Letters From the Moon" and the EP "La Douleur Exquise". Her new album “Uncharted Ocean” is out on May 17th on Brooklyn’s Mother West label.
Currently, “The Vagabonds” (as Eva refers to her musicians) accompanying her live are long time members Jake Pflum (percussion), Alan Arteaga (banjo, electric guitar, ukulele), Jasmine Capitulo (accordion), and Benjamin Purper (bass). As the music continues to extend its fan base across the United States and with the release of Uncharted Ocean this spring the band will continue touring, and performing around the west coast with plans to head east in the summer and fall.