"At first, it's easy to mistake Handful of Luvin' for just another set of
passé ex-college jam band rockers in the Dave Matthew's Band tradition, but
a second look reveals a quirkier and more rewarding aesthetic. A rock
quartet featuring a rocking classically trained violinist, Handful refers to
their music as "fiddle driven roots rock," and their cheerful blend of
folk-rock, reggae and world rhythms, plus secondhand baroque and Celtic
influences with catchy pop hooks, strongly recalls the vintage sound of
Actual Tigers, the madness of Flogging Molly, and the moodier, more
experimental side of Wilco.
Handful of Luvin’ began in Bellingham, WA, in 2002, when college students
Andrew Joslyn and David John bonded while studying. Moving to Seattle in
2005, David John(vocals and guitar) and Andrew Joslyn (violin/viola) fleshed
out the Handful with bass guitarist Patrick Files, and drummer Michael
Knight. Working with Carol Tingstad (Tingstad & Rumbel, David Lanz, Gypsy
Soul), has shared the stage with a number of iconic groups such as: Phish,
The Proclaimers, Carbon Leaf, Young Dubliners, Brett Dennen, and more."