Hope and Justin Schneir have been playing music together since the first night they met - years later they've joined forces with some incredibly talented friends that now form the six-member band Hope and Justin. Chemistry, dynamics, and fun are what signature this Southern California band, as they bring the best of folk, gospel, and roots music to a modern place with their stellar song-writing, upbeat instrumentals, and anthemic and soulful melodies. With sophisticated dynamics and tender vocal harmonies, they are able to create an experience that is subtle and intimate one minute, and through the roof the next! One of Ventura County's best beloved bands, they've found fans around the world since their globally televised performance in 2014. After the 2013 release of their second album Eastern Bound, they were selected as “New Folk Finalists” in the Texas Kerrville Folk Festival, semi-finalists in the International Songwriting Competition, and awarded “Best Folk Song” in the West Coast Songwriter’s Competition. In 2016, their song "Little Chicago" was chosen as a top 10 finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards. This year their song "Lay You Down" placed first in the Folk genre in the USA Songwriting Competition, and second overall! Their new album, Echo, is now available on CD, digital release is 2018. Featuring Sean Wood on fiddle, Daniel Bagdazian on bass, and Jeff Evans on percussion.