Band Bio

Upbeat and versatile 3-5 piece group, Americana roots with folk and soulful flavors, providing a range of covers and tasteful originals.

 After lead singer, Natasha Ramirez Farr, left the San Francisco Opera and returned to Baltimore several years ago, she quickly reunited with her musical friends, Mike Gehl (guitar) and Freddie Louden (bass). Together they became Vagabond Motel, a group blending soulful vocal and acoustic textures with multi- layered rhythms. Their first recording, the Restless EP, received airplay on local college stations WTMD, WLOY and WHFC. 

In 2018, they were joined by percussionist, Dan Esser, and guitar/mandolin player, Ralph Reinoldi, and have released the singles, Not Broken, and When You Know.

Musical covers include the likes of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Tom Petty, Janis Joplin and many others. The group delivers a performance that is dynamic and captivating and captures their unique musical personality. 

Vagabond Motel 

 Musical Genre – Soulful acoustic and Americana, eclectic, romantic, rootsy.

Natasha Ramirez Farr- Lead vocals, violin and percussion

Mike Gehl – Acoustic Guitars, vocals

Fred Louden – Bass, vocals

Dan Esser – Percussion

Ralph Reinoldi – Six and twelve string guitar and mandolin

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Sultry sounds...

Dynamic and versatile

High energy, 3-5 piece group, suitable for a variety of venues