From the alleyways of old town Riverside come the sounds of old world folk-pop that broke free from the early ages of music and skipped through time to find it's way into our modern world. Along the way, stories were turned into songs, forming 'Eva and the Vagabond Tales'. The Vagabond Tales is a multi instrumental music project that is centered around the songwriting of Eva Mikhailovna. The songs combine western, old folk, and ragtime into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that "transcends time and continents." Since the start of the project in 2011, Mikhailovna released a full length album entitled "Letters From the Moon" in the fall of 2013, and an EP in 2016, titled "La Douleur Exquise". The music project has been interviewed on NPR radio shows, featured numerous times on NPR's variety show American Parlor Songbook, and played on stations across the west coast. Along with her musicians, Mikhailovna appeared on LATV's the Zoo in 2016. In 2017, Eva and the Vagabond Tales were nominated for the best outdoor video for "Desks in the Wild" during NPR's Tiny Desk submissions. Mikhailovna has also teamed up with artists such as Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks, singing on his 2017 album, "Grim Weepers". The Vagabond Tales' music has often been described as nostalgic and close to the heart, and the songs are known for their melancholy, "feel of old Europe"- David Fleming, NPR.
During live performances, Mikhailovna is accompanied by a group of musicians whom are known as the "Vagabonds". The Vagabonds consist of accordion, bass, percussion, trumpets, violins, piano, and other various instruments, although more commonly the band can be found playing as a four piece group. Currently, Mikhailovna is accompanied by long time members Jasmine Capitulo (accordion) and Jacob Pflum (percussion). The band continues building it's sound from the foundations of old time music and melancholy story-telling, bending the laws of traditional songwriting and sound. "The main intriguing factor about The Vagabond Tales is the inexplicit chameleon effect of ageless mood,” writes Independent Feedback Blog. The music is continuing to extend its fan base across the United States, while Mikhailovna is writing and arranging more pieces for the future, touring, and performing all around the west coast. "The natural evolution of their sound will be one to look out for, because they are one sleeper hit group that can go somewhere." (Independent Feedback Blog)