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Tallahassee / Bio

The New England-based roots rock band, Tallahassee takes its name from a Native American word meaning, “old town.” Formed in Providence, RI in 2008, Tallahassee is comprised of singer/guitarist, Brian Barthelmes, bassist Shawn Carney, drummer Matt Raskopf and guitarist Scott Thompson. Instead of recycling familiar musical concepts under the precept of Americana, Tallahassee strives to pioneer uncharted sonic territory. Augmented by their diverse backgrounds in professional football, fine art and classical music, Tallahassee melds a broad range of influences into an original sound that’s simultaneously familiar and unique.

Jealous Hands, Tallahassee’s 2011 debut album, garnered attention from taste-making blogs (Urban Outfitters, My Old Kentucky Blog, Daytrotter) as well as NPR and college radio alike, appearing on the CMJ Top-200 chart for five weeks. Inspired by it’s energetic live shows, the band is hard at work on a follow-up of dynamic, Americana-infused rock songs slated for release later this year.

General Info

Band Members
Brian Barthelmes, Shawn Carney, Scott Thompson, Matt Raskopf
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Folk / Indie / Americana

Contact Info

Jamaica Plain, MA
Dave C. Drago

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