Raelyn Nelson Band, Ryan Sobb, Zach + Cheyloe

Raelyn Nelson Band

Ryan Sobb

Zach + Cheyloe

Thu ยท August 31, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

Raelyn Nelson Band
Raelyn Nelson Band
Country/Garage Rock from Nashville TN

As an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.

"I've been told by more than one person in the 'biz' that I'm stubborn like my grandpa. I kind of like that" -Raelyn Nelson.

Raelyn Nelson has been singing since she can remember. Having been raised on a steady diet of traditional country and gospel music, a gift from her grandpa in the form of a guitar during her teenage years was the inspiration she needed to begin writing her own country and folk songs.

Looking for a place to record these songs, a chance meeting through a mutual friend would provide the backdrop for the next step on her non-traditional career path.
Jonathan Bright, veteran of the underground rock scene and independent producer recorded some of these early songs, and they decided to try to write some things together to see what happened.
The result? A completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid and referred to by some critics as "the first installment in what is surely to be the next hip genre in music: Country/Garage Rock."

With songs written and sound discovered, Jonathan recruited his bandmates (Paulie Simmons and Preach Rutherford) from hard rockers, Defense Wins Championships, and and a rarity in Nashville materialized: A true, honest to goodness BAND, and not a Music Row creation.

"I don't really have any desire to be a 'solo-artist'. Everyone in my family who plays music has always placed a lot of importance on band chemistry, on stage, off stage and in the studio. Our band can almost read each other's minds. Why would I mess with that?"

The Raelyn Nelson Band is currently out supporting their debut EP, available at raelynnelson.com and all digital distributors.
Ryan Sobb
Ryan Sobb
Alt-country, rock, singer-songwriter from Birmingham AL

Ryan Sobb is an independent musician from the Chicagoland area by way of Birmingham, AL. Currently, Ryan resides and records in Birmingham. Ryan fits loosely into the alt-country bringing a bit of a midwestern story-teller's voice and a sound rooted in heartland rock.
Ryan began playing with bands in his teens and pursued music after graduating and moving to Birmingham to study guitar and songwriting. Between touring, Ryan performs with friends in Birmingham and central Alabama.
Zach + Cheyloe
Zach + Cheyloe
Country, Alt-Country, Singer/songwriters, Acoustic from Birmingham AL

Zach Austin and Cheyloe Martin

We're Zach + Cheyloe from Birmingham, AL. We've loved music since we were very young and now as adults we enjoy making it even more. Our voices and our songwriting are both very unique and different, yet they come together like two puzzle pieces. We aim to be not just songwriters but storytellers also. Simple and direct, we rarely, if ever, stray into the abstract or the realm of music you "just have to get." We want you to know that whatever lonesome trail you're traveling, we've been there too, friend. And we have the dust on our boots and the songs in our souls to prove it.

We've been teamed up since early 2013, Cheyloe having previously been a solo artist and Zach the creative lead/singer of Calling Station. We're only two people but we have the time of our lives playing together and creating a ruckus in general and we hope that you'll come along with us.

We regularly participate in the Bluebird Cafe's (Nashville) Sunday Night Writers nights, having passed the audition in 2012. We were the winners of the 1st and 2nd ASPA Singer Songwriter competition; 1 of the 50 chosen from 2,000+ artists to compete in the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Southern Original contest. 2nd Place in WorkPlay's Singer/Songwriter Series contest. Most recently we are the Summer 2014 winners of Moonlight on the Mountain Grand Open Mic Playoff contest. We won the local portion of the Texaco Country Showdown in May and will be competing at State this October.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/