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Sons of Summer

Sons of Summer

Folk / Rock / Psychedelic Nashville, TN  US


  • 2012

    Oct 26

    Yungaburra, QLD, AU | 12:00pm

    Friday 6:30pm - 7:20pm @ the Ballroom Stage Sunday 10am - 11:20am @ the Quincan Cottage www.tablelandsfolkfestival.org Adult Weekend - $55.00 Adult Camping - $22.50

  • 2012

    Oct 19

    Gold Coast, QLD, AU | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Sep 5

    Awendaw, SC, US | 6:00pm

    Barn Jam Sept 5 6PM CarolinaBound http://www.reverbnation.com/carolinabound 7PM The Rival Brothers Http://www.therivalbrothers.com 8PM Sons of Summer http://www.sonsofsummer.com/ 9PM Carnaval http://www.cubender.com/carnaval/Listen.html#/ Jacob Johnson http://www.jacobjohnsontunes.com/fr_home.cfm btw and after CarolinaBound In his debut release Love & War, CarolinaBound singer/songwriter Chris Smith brings a fresh, distinctive sound from an old country barroom in a southern ghost town. He conjures up the ghosts of Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons, and a number of other sweet but not forgotten spirits. The lyrics are raw, honest, and meet the rural, blue collar family for dinner. Smith is armed with an acoustic guitar and his licks are often dark, abstinent, and bring a solemn feeling of sobriety to an otherwise lively celebration. His songs evoke warmth and distance at the same time, entrapping the audience between lost love and the luxury of hell bent solitude. There is a spiritual cry throughout most of the record that leaves the listener seeking morality in a forgotten desert. A must for anyone who loves the sound of solo alt country mixed with the rigorous self-discipline of a small town reprobate. The Rival Brothers Formed in Early 2012 after singer songwriter Bobby Sutton began building a fan base performing his original music at acoustic shows and developing recordings with various local artists. Sutton then handpicked a few of the best local musicians around and called it The RIval Brothers. The Brothers have recently completed this 5 song EP while developing an unforgettable live show and constant creative songwriting. The Members of The Rival Brothers come from various backgrounds and are all great musicians in their own right. Bobby Sutton (Robert Rival) offers a combination of great lyrics and great hooks that you will not soon forget along with a smooth acoustic style as well as a tasteful electric prescence. Philippe Herndon (Ray Rival) is an amazing guitar and sound master with melodic phrasing that complete this band. James Irvin (Ricky Rival) is a seasoned bassist and guitar player with a hard driving stage style and amazing chops to boot. With Jay on drums they are easily one of the best rythmn sections around. Last but not least the hard driving rock drums come from Jay Crosby (Rhett Rival) An incredible Rock Drummer makes this band come alive!!!. Please give a listen and we would love to come play in your town....you will not be sorry. Thank you for your time and consideration. A little banter about the formation of the name below: The name was inspired by the Guitarist Inspired by the classic feuding families throughout rock, country, and folk, We are thinking of writing a book about our stage family. In working on our family tree on the road from Dillon to the great PeeDee we found a letter from our Uncle Popcorn Rival to no other than Mamie Rival. In this letter were Rival family secrets dating back to the mid 40s and recipes for moonshine which Popcorn Rival then began his work on his manuscript "me and My Likkr" Unfortunately, when the manuscript came out there was a mysterious explosion behind Popcorns trailer and we never saw him again. Every year Mamie and the Rival family roast a 10 foot alligator in Popcorns honor as theRival Brothers play into the night. Look for shows this summer and more songs to be uploaded on Reverbnation. I will always remember Popcorns Last Words.....El Paso? I spent a month there one night.... Our EP "Say" is dedicated to Popcorn Rival. RIP Sons of Summer We're a folk band from Australia. November 2009. The end of a long tour, a broken down RV and a generous friend led Jules and I to New York City. On tour, we camped up the west coast and then half way across Canada. Starting at Dockwhiler in LA and ending in Salt Saint Marie. We had our guitar cases filled with pot in Willits, hiked through the redwoods in Felton, met long lost relatives in Vancouver Island and stood on top of the Rocky Mountains in Canada. On that tour we played in so many contexts. We opened for Sheryl Crow, played house parties, bars, coffee shops, small festivals and beach parties. We drove further north. The winter set in and the cold was wreaking havoc on the 1979 Southwind we were traveling in. The breakdowns were frequent and she was falling apart. We abandoned ship and rafted to NYC - a curious place to land with empty pockets. It didn't take long to realize that busking in the subways wasn't quite enough to sustain a life and start a band in New York. So, I had some ideas about where we could live, play music and write together everyday - China. Jules and I had been there before. The first time I was 18, singing in a blues band in Beijing. I had made some friends from different parts of China who helped us find a regular gig and a place to stay. We spent 6 months of the following year in one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Shenzhen. We played in a rock club called 'True Color', six nights a week, spending our days writing music and exploring the city. Coming from 'the city that never sleeps', shenzhen was a totally new experience and made NYC seem kind of narcoleptic. We missed Australia but getting back to the USA was what we all wanted to do, but where to live? We had spent some time living on the west and east coasts. New York was too expensive and Jules and I weren't really up for living in LA again. Nashville became the most obvious choice. In late 2010 we landed in Tennessee and it was the right decision. We met some great people and started building a life there in a very organic way. We met Matt Sherrod and David Labruyere in 2011, they became our rhythm section and a large part of shaping our sound. Our first EP has come about through jams at Matts studio we have been doing throughout the year. It will be available to you very soon. Thanks for taking the time to read about our lives. More soon. Carnaval is a young band from Charleston Sc that will delight your ears. Jacob Johnson is a South Carolina native and a folk singer who brings a little more to the stage than just simple folksy type music. There’s poetry in his songs, and not the kind that make you think of hearts and flowers or even the sorrows of life. No his poetry is more about reality and it is tinged, ok maybe its more than tinged, with humor. His debut offering,Est. 1986, is a combination of quirky ballads to some very Dylan-esque folk tunes, Jacob shows you that music that sounds good doesn’t always have to be serious. This is the man that wrote a very romantic love song to his guitar! If you don’t believe me, listen to Treat Her Right, and after listening to the album, its safe to say Jacob treats his guitar right. He’s got a very distinct way of playing that puts his playing in the spotlight, and if you can tear yourself away from the lyrics a minute you’ll be suitably impressed. He likes to call his style of playing “Neo-acoustic folk/funk” and if I knew what that was, I might agree with him. I’ll just say that his playing is unique. Jacob is that awesome performer you’d expect to hear at a bookstore on a Friday night or a small coffee shop, with a crowd of loyal hanger’s on that grows with each appearance. The music has an intimacy to it that makes you feel like he’s right there in the room with you as you listen. The album Est. 1986 is a mood lifter, even the songs that are about downer type situations leave you smiling, maybe that’s why he’s shared the stage with the likes of Tim Reynolds and Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe. These artists know something we’re just finding out; the Jacob is a great performer who has a way with words that will cause even the most curmudgeonly person to grin. The world needs more talent like this, when pop music is dominated by sounds that all seem to blend together and the songs lack anything to redeem them to the listen, Jacob is a refreshing listen. - The Mossip Music Blog

  • 2012

    Jul 19

    Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU | 8:00pm

    Opening For Sons Of Summer with my brother Peter. We will have pre-release copies of Pete's debut album for sale should anyone like one.

  • 2012

    Jul 18

    Kingston Springs, TN, US | 7:00pm

    Live and online show.


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Sounds Like: Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire

Manager: Josh Minton

Bio: We're a folk band from Australia.
November 2009. The end of a long tour, a broken down RV and a generous friend led Jules and I to New York City. On tour, we camped up the west coast and then half way across Canada. Starting at Dockwhiler in LA and ending in Salt Saint Marie.

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