Band Bio


 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. The group uses soulful vocal and acoustic textures with multi- layered rhythms on their first recording, the Restless EP, which has 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

Press Photos

Sultry sounds...

Dynamic and versatile

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

List of previous venues

Monument City Brewing

WMAR Interview, Natasha Ramirez Farr

WGHM Interview with Justin Mallow /files/1118750/whmg-mallow-in-the-morning-interview.mp3

WTMD Block Party

WTMD Acoustic Sunrise

Bel Air Market

Dove Valley Winery

Greater Lauraville Fair

Summer Lunchtime Concert Series - Westminster Library

Village Square Cafe

McFaul's IronHorse Tavern

Elk Run Vineyards - Wine Down Fridays

Filling Station

An Die Musik

Four Hour Day Lutherie

Grounds and Sounds Cafe

Teavolve - featured artist

Cross Keys Summer Concert Series


Racers Cafe