This proved to be a real coup and great deal for the group.From there, the affiliation with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and the cross pollination with Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and other artists, helped the Band gain traction. But the road, with a few rough patches, has worked out well for them and their claim toward success.Neyla, Wes, Jer The Hooper family and the Lumineers intersected on the eastern edge of the Rockies.
They packed up their meager belongings into a trailer full of musical instruments and moved their home base to Denver, Colorado.
Wes’s long-time Ramsey friend, Jeremiah Fraites, joined him on percussion.
They have been playing music together a lot since 2005: Wes on guitar and vocals, Jer on drums, piano and backup harmony.
CAKE House: Caitlin Dewey, Annika Sohlstrom, Emily Kornhaeuser, and Eleanor Hooper Jer started dating Caitlin Dewey, so he was around the CAKE House a fair bit, when he and the Band were in Denver.
They have since gone their separate ways, but during their time together, we had the chance to hear the Band, share a graduation weekend with them and meet the players. He decided to do some work on the Lumineers first album, just before it was released.