In December of 2009, Patrick Brownson, Chris Alberti and Troy Sooter began to play together as "The Flood". Joining in on what was once Patrick's lonely, unrecognized solo project, these musicians helped these songs come to life. Almost immediately, fans began to accrue in their hometown of Warren, VT, serious fans who memorized lyrics and never missed a show. This display of loyalty and interest forced The Flood to reconsider what was intended to be a weekend hobby. Playing Patrick's originals as well as a wide array of covers, the boys continued to pack out the local bars throughout the winter and into the spring. The music is a mix of folk, rock, pop and punk. Some local Vermonters call it "hardcore/folk", noting the intense live shows and the stripped down format (two guitars and a djembe). They recorded their debut album, "Straight and True" to considerable fanfare, given that their town is comprised of no more than 1,500 people. Written, engineered, mixed and mastered by The Flood, the album is full of the ornate lyrics and pop hooks that initially turned Vermonters heads. The only question that remains is whether or not the music industry at large, currently saturated with electro-dance grooves and vapid commercial pop, will recognize the potency that emanates from their melodic/intellectual style. Be on the lookout for The Flood coming to your town.