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. 

In their music, (The January Lanterns) overlay their voices to produce haunting harmonies that sound simultaneously peaceful and melancholy. Combined with acoustic guitar, the two express the truths of relationships that manifest only through vulnerability.
— Columbia Daily Tribune; Elena K. Cruz