Towne, Matt Bennett, Haley Stevens


Matt Bennett

Haley Stevens

Sat ยท April 15, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

$6.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

A mix of country, rock, pop, and folk from Nashville TN

This Nashville-based powerhouse duo consists of Pennsylvania bred, music theater geek Steevie Steeves and straight-from-Kentucky, former bassist for punk-rock band, The Pink Spiders, Jon Decious. The two talents unexpectedly crossed paths at Skip Ewing's Horse and Writer Seminar in Wyoming where they immediately connected musically. Not long after they met, they realized they both lived behind the liquor store on 8th in the heart of Music City, yet they had to travel thousands of miles to find out they were meant to make music together.

When they began writing together, TOWNE's sound started taking shape. The power and passion behind their harmonies and lyrics was incomparable to anything they had experienced as musicians. Although Steeves and Decious have traveled two different paths, the forks in their roads eventually had them heading in the same direction.

Both Steevie and Jon grew up in small towns where the radio was their only refuge. Music gave them the escape they were yearning for.

Steevie started writing songs at 10 years old and became highly involved in opera and musical theater. In her world, life was a musical and the classroom was her stage. She later switched gears to singing in classic rock cover bands, as well as performing R&B and Jazz shows on the Pittsburgh river boat, the Gateway Clipper, before moving to Nashville at 22.

Jon and his family made the move to the city from the houseboat capital of the world when he was 14. Soon after, Jon began writing songs and started immersing himself in music any way he could find. His talent was showcased when he traveled the world for nine years with the punk-rock group, The Pink Spiders (Geffen Records). Jon recently got a cut with What A Woman Wants To Hear on Anderson East's debut album, Delilah, produced by Dave Cobb, and on Caitlyn Rose's debut album, Own Side Now called Comin' Up.The pair has finished the recording of their debut EP, Games We Play. This project came to life with the help of producer Evan Hutchings (Joey + Rory) who also doubles on the drums, Rob McNelly (Kacey Musgraves, Parmalee) who lends his guitar skills on the EP, and Chris Gelbuda, who produced Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," and co-wrote "All About Us" and "The Rest" with Steeves and Decious.

Their unique sound mixes homegrown sentiment with dive bar rock-n-roll. The organic blend of their soulful edge with Americana southern roots makes them extremely unique. The iconic 60's influences of Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, and Carole King shine through their voices in every performance. Steevie and Jon's musical fate finally caught up to them, and the result is both enchanting and wicked; in the words of Decious, "You can outgrow your boots, but you can't outrun your boots, or at least that's what I think they say."
Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett
Country from Birmingham AL

I grew up in Kennesaw, GA and spent most of my life pursuing my passion for baseball. Baseball lead to Birmingham, AL via Samford University and it is here where the real story begins. I have always been musical (I get it from my mother), but it always took a backseat to baseball. When my baseball career ended I came back to country music permanently. The very first show i ever played was in the back of a pickup truck in a field lighted by Christmas lights, shop lights, and a bonfire. It was a huge success, and launched me into the Birmingham music scene along with the help of some great friends and Birmingham music veterans. My shows have taken me all over Alabama and became even larger after I began mixing in original music. Growing up listening to the country greats from Georgia like Travis Tritt and Alan Jackson as well as the new Georgia country surge from people like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown, and Florida Georgia Line gives me a unique sound that reflects the new rock country sound while still showing the classic down home honesty that is country music.
Haley Stevens
Haley Stevens
Country, Singer/Songwriter from Auburn AL

I write songs for everyone: young and old, boy and girl, heart-breakers and the heart-broken. As an artist I strive to write songs that people can relate to. My desire is for my song to be that one thing a person needs to hear in order to get them through a hard time, or to act as an anthem for a happy time.

My artistic journey began at the age of 15 while at a small concert with my Dad. As soon as the band started, I was completely enamored with the sheer passion of the lyrics. I was instantly addicted.

I recorded my first seven-song album, Lipstick, at Slack Key Studios in Nashville with Grammy Award winning producer Randy Kohrs along with other notable studio musicians who have played with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss, Easton Corbin, Toby Keith, and more.

A few of the most notable shows that I have played include: a private party for the Dallas Mavericks while opening for Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers, opening for Josh Abbott Band, opening for Weston Burt, playing in Steamboat, CO at MusicFest, performing with Josh Abbott while opening for Blake Shelton at Alpha-Psi Rodeo, and opening for Jana Kramer.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205