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Meet Abigail Vail

Describing this artist in a few words, won’t be easy. Abigail Vail’s music can’t be captured in black and white, as her newest release clearly states. She is the wildflower in her song, “Black and White.” Of course, when your idol is Grammy Award winning songwriter (and Stoughton native) Lori McKenna, your palate is likely to hold bold colors.

Vail has a way of painting a clear, yet abstract picture with her lyrics. Intertwining literal and figurative references drawn from life experiences is truly a gift. Similarly, Abby’s vocals can be sweet and strong. You can float away with the sound of her voice, as it rests pleasantly upon your ears. Or it can drawn you in to listen closer to a message deemed important with it’s tonal strength.

After a two year wait, Abigail’s debut album is finally here. Wandering Soul features ten originals from this talented singer/songwriter. That’s just one of her babies. Ms Vail and her husband are expecting their first child! There is likely to be at least some settling down for this wandering soul in the future. But there is undoubtedly more exceptional music to come.

 

 

  • The Voice of Vail

    Last month, Abigail released her debut album, Wandering Soul. From the album, she shared her song, “Black and White.” She said, “It’s about my journey to becoming a full time musician. I decided to take a chance on my dreams and to have the courage to pursue them full time and I’m so glad I did. 

    Take a look at the music video for “Black and White.”

  • Abby's Road

    Grew up in: Canton

    Now lives in: Plymouth 

    Current single: “Black and White” from just released debut album, Wandering Soul 

    What lead you to music: My father is a music teacher and I was raised around musicians my entire life.

    * How old when you started: 14 

    * First country song you learned: “Humble and Kind” by Lori McKenna 

    * Instruments played: guitar 

    * How would you describe your sound: I would describe it as Americana/Folk

    Who inspires you: my greatest inspiration is Lori McKenna who I look to as a model for my writing. She is such a talent and an inspiration to us young women in the local music scene! 

    *Awards/accolades:: I was nominated for the Limelight Music awards last year and I was the recipient of the Iguana Grant which helped me to fund the making of this album! 

    * Dream duet partner: not to be redundant… but it would be Lori McKenna, my idol. 

    All- time favorite country song: “Humble and Kind “is my favorite country song it is so beautifully written and gives such honest and meaningful advice to live a good life.  

    First country concert: Brad paisley 

    What songs do you like now on Country 1025: I’ve really been enjoying the song “Wilder Days,” by Morgan Wade, it’s very catchy! 

    * If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I can’t imagine what I would be doing differently… music has become so much a part of who I am I don’t think I would even be myself without it. 

    Most proud moment: performing at the Melody Tent and the Music Circus. it was such an amazing moment that I was able to have on stages like those! 

    Crazy thing that happened in your music career: Making this album was a crazy experience through covid whilst also getting married and now starting a family… it’s been a busy year! 

    * Other things you like to do: I love all kinds of art… writing, visual arts, dancing, all kinds! 

    * Fun facts: I love salsa dancing. I named my dog Lefty Frizzell after the legendary country singer. I can make balloon animals. Also, I’m an expecting first time mom, so that’s really had an impact on everything…how I view my role in life, my music, everything.I’m really excited for this next chapter of writing from a mother’s perspective and to see how it will redefine my music and my whole life. I feel like my music is being give a whole new life with all the changes ahead. 

    * Mantra: I believe being good is rooted at the center of all success. If things are meant to be they will be but in the meantime always try to do what’s right and focus on the work. 

  • See Abigail Live

    Check Abigail’s website for updates on upcoming shows.

    *July 14– Bridgewater Music Alley 5-8pm

  • The Vail Vine

    Follow Abigail Vail on her social media pages

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  • Are You A Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch spotlights a talented singer/songwriter from New England, and tells you where to catch them performing live, and on social media. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing Kruser at carolyn.kruse@bbgi.com