Posts Tagged ‘Mary McCampbell’

A Conversation with Welcome Wagon’s Vito Aiuto, Part 2

By Mary McCampbellAugust 9, 2018

The Welcome Wagon’s Vito and Monique Auito are known for their endearing, lush, and earnest combination of indie-folk hymns, low-fi pop covers, and often revealing original songs. They sing of the glorious ruins of humanity and the cleansing blood of Jesus, treating both with beauty, grace, and inescapable authenticity. I met with Vito Aiuto—poet, musician…

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A Conversation with Welcome Wagon’s Vito Aiuto, Part 1

By Mary McCampbellAugust 8, 2018

After years of holding intimate hymn-singing gatherings in their living room, Reverend Vito and Monique Aiuto released Welcome to the Welcome Wagon in 2008; the homespun album was produced by Sufjan Stevens and put out by Stevens’s own Asthmatic Kitty records. The Aiutos, accompanied by Stevens and other friends, called themselves The Welcome Wagon—and their…

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