Andrea von Kampen

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Andrea von Kampen
Born (1994-10-03) October 3, 1994 (age 26)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
GenresFolk
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • acoustic guitar
Years active2016–present
LabelsFantasy Records
Websiteandreavonkampen.com

Andrea von Kampen (born October 3, 1994) is an American folk singer-songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Andrea von Kampen was born on October 3, 1994 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The daughter of Dory von Kampen, an English teacher, and Dr. Kurt von Kampen, a music professor and composer. She was raised in Ann Arbor and Seward, Nebraska. She grew up singing in church and school choirs. Von Kampen attended Seward High School, a public high school in the small town of Seward, Nebraska. She initially attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She later transferred to Concordia University Nebraska, graduating in 2016 with a degree in music.[1]

Von Kampen first gained national popularity with her submission to the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest of Let Me Down Easy which was retweeted by NPR Music. She finished the contest as a top ten finalist.[2] Von Kampen again gained public note with her cover of Forever Young for Hafod Hardware's 2019 Christmas advertisement video, a partnership that continued in other years.[3] In 2021 von Kampen signed a record deal with Fantasy Records.[4] In addition to releasing her own music, Von Kampen has collaborated with her brother, composer David von Kampen.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Another Day (EP) - September 1, 2015
  • See It Through (Single) - September 9, 2016
  • AVK Christmas Project (EP) - November 24, 2016
  • Desdemona (EP) - December 14, 2016
  • Andrea von Kampen on Audiotree Live (EP) - June 28, 2017
  • Boots of Spanish Leather (Single) - January 15, 2018
  • Portland (Single) - October 5, 2018
  • Julia (Single) - November 2, 2018
  • Wildwood Flower (Single) - January 11, 2019
  • Crossing the Bar (Single) - September 20, 2019
  • Twilight & Evening Bell (Single) - October 18, 2019
  • Forever Young (Single) - December 4, 2019
  • Romeo & Juliet (EP) - March 13, 2020
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Single) - March 27, 2020
  • Hard Times Come Again No More (From the Original Motion Picture "Molto Bella") (Single) - July 17, 2020
  • Song For Mel (Single) - October 2, 2020
  • Old Country - February 8, 2019
  • A Midnwest Christmas (Single) - November 6, 2020
  • Take Back Thy Gift (Single) - May 14, 2021
  • That Spell - August 6, 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crisler, Mari (6 October 2016). "Local singer with versatile skill performs at Lincoln Calling". The Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Andrea von Kampen with Jessica Gerhardt". Datebook | San Francisco Arts & Entertainment Guide.
  3. ^ Wolgamott, L. Kent (14 December 2019). "Lincoln singer's 'thoughtful approach' to song is hit in UK". The Washington Times. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  4. ^ Wolgamott, L. Kent. "Lincoln's Andrea von Kampen signs with Fantasy Records". JournalStar.com. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  5. ^ Hertel, Audrey (12 March 2019). "Andrea von Kampen stays in Lincoln while expanding music career". The Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved 30 August 2021.