The January Lanterns are made up of Missouri-based husband-wife folk duo Andrew and Kristen Camp. Feeling like the malnourished music world was needing authentic, real-life storytelling brought back to the dinner table; the couple started playing in front of people in 2018. Starting with small venues and house shows, they began learning how to speak in front of people in a way that takes down the invisible barrier between audience and entertainer; telling funny stories of life with four small children of their own and broken-hearted memories of relationships lost.
Wielding straightforward guitar chords and the mix of soulfully-approachable voices, the duo has experimented with adding more textures to their simple songs to carry the meaning and mystery of each songs lyrics. Along with DIY building a 500 sq. ft. home studio in 2018, the couple have self-produced and released a handful of singles available on all streaming platforms; the latest being “All I Think About” released in Sept. 2019. They have also had the opportunity to open for internationally-recognized bands including Diamond Rio, Mandolin Orange, ONA, etc.
Looking to expand into new music horizons in the following years, the couple have one hope: to never again stray away from the eternally-fulfilling purpose right in front of them: loving each other.