Devendra Banhart is a Venezuelan-American artist, singer, songwriter and traveler. He is, at heart, a folk musician, and has been identified as a leader and major influence on an evolving genre of new folk music that incorporates elements of psychedelia, world music, pre-rock folk and post-rock and is variously called psych folk, freak folk or even New Weird America.
Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas in 1981 and was named after an Indian mystic that his parents had followed. His parents divorced two years after he was born, and his mother, being Venezuelan, moved back to Caracas. Devendra was raised in his mother's upper middle class family, and though life wasn't terribly hard for young Banhart, he was aware... Read More
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Rock, Alternative/Indie, Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Folk