The End of America
TEOA (The End of America) is Brendon Thomas, James Downes & Trevor Leonard: a band of friends who met on the road and found a kindred spirit in one another. The Philadelphia/NYC/New Hampshire based trio credit their name to Kerouac’s On The Road, traveling “across the groaning continent” in search of inspiration and reaching “the end of America, no more land, and now there was nowhere to go but back.” TEOA’s sound weaves three distinct lead vocals into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of folk, rock and Americana. Songwriting Magazine UK writes, “(TEOA’s) classic songwriting and tight harmonies provide a perfect antidote and an example of what’s possible through collaboration and unity.”
TEOA is known for their powerful live performance which highlights dynamic songwriting, harmonies and playful stage banter. In 2016 they were voted “Best New Artist” at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and in 2017 TEOA won the Emerging Artist Showcase at the coveted Falcon Ridge Folk Fest. In 2020 TEOA performed on NPR’s legendary Mountain Stage, broadcast to over 200 stations nationwide.
Their latest album, Night is Alive, was self released on November 12, 2021. This collection of songs was written and recorded virtually during the first year of the pandemic. No Depression magazine ranked Night Is Alive as Best Alt Country album in their “THROUGH THE LENSE: 2021 in Review – The Best of Everything” list. Amos Perrine writes, “While they describe Night Is Alive as “Appalachian seriousness with a classic rock background,” it is also layered like a painter’s strokes on a canvas. Their three-part harmony could well be the best since Crosby, Stills & Nash.”