Logan Venderlic - New Video
-Bio and photos courtesy of Rock Ridge Music
Logan Venderlic has two very different people fighting for his soul: one, an innocent boy; the other, a disillusioned young man.
Raised in a traditional Catholic family in rural West Virginia, Venderlic grew up an optimistic and naïve child with a guilt complex. At age 10, he picked up a guitar and began writing songs with lyrics like Sunday hymns and melodies like the pop-punk rock he was addicted to during his adolescence. Yet, as Venderlic grew older and left for college, new social forces began to bear down on him. Strange people with new ideas came around, and his music and life began to mature and take a different shape. He basked in autonomy from his adolescence based on irrefutable reason. However, with this newfound freedom came a loss of innocence and an abysmal uncertainty about the world.
Now, music as his shrink, he delivers magnetic songs that swing on a temperamental pendulum between the mania of childhood’s purity and the depression of adulthood concession. He stays true to his Appalachian roots with an indie/folk/rock sound that reminds many of The Format; others have described his music as “Bright Eyes meets blink-182.” Striking honesty and witty undertones make his lyrics unique yet relatable, and his skillful, melodic guitar-playing is catchy and original.
Venderlic’s emergence onto the scene fills a void among young singer-songwriters in the music industry, breathing a fresh breath of air into a growing genre. He is bringing along as many new friends as he can make to take sides while the war for his soul is afoot.