Leatitia Tamko is the multi-instrumentalist behind the moniker Vagabon that brings poetry and surrealism to her craft while spitting big-hearted music to the masses. The Brooklyn-based artist recently released the full-length album, Infinite Worlds, which borrows the title from poet Dana Ward’s collection The Crisis of Infinite Worlds. The emotional mix of hefty rock tracks and acoustic ballads had the Los Angeles crowd anticipating her every move at the Echo on a night unlike any other.
The night began with peppy punk rock from L.A.’s Upset and was capped off with Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz. Vagabon’s presence was special for all in attendance in the tightly packed room. During her guitar tuning Tamko called out to the awkward silence in the room, “I didn’t prepare any jokes this evening.” The room was captivated by Vagabon’s infectious sound that not a single cough, sniffle or rattle of bottle behind the bar were heard. Standing with a guitar in one hand and the other on the synthesizer in front of her, her skills were apparent as she refused to portray one type of sound or genre to the crowd. She finished her set strong with the crowd-pleaser, “The Embers.” Infinite Worlds was released on Father/Daughter Records and gaining traction on shows like NPR’s All Songs Considered. Vagabon’s shows continue this Spring as she travels east on her epic journey as she aims for greatness.