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Bio: Paste Magazine named their first studio effort 1988 as one of “The Eight Most Auspicious Musical Debuts of 2009” and the band as the “Best of What’s Next”. With equal parts acoustic and electric, Michael Ford Jr. and The Apache Relay are gaining an ardent following on the road for their jumping-u... See Full BioMore Info
We're honored to be a part of the Fayetteville Roots Festival this year. We'll be playing songs from THE DIAMOND as well as some new songs from a new album that Benjamin is currently in the studio recording. Hope to see all your smiling faces!
at The Gramophone ORH Concerts & The Gramophone Present The self-titled album from The Apache Relay is out now on So Recordings to widespread praise Rolling Stone asserts, echoes classic Gamble and Huff productions before folding out into a classic Spector-ish wall of sound, while the Seattle Times calls it an 11-song collection full of satisfying, layered moments.Additionally, Paste Magazine recently premiered the video for Dont Leave Me Now praising the band has expanded on the sonically complex yet pleasantly unpolished sound that first catapulted them beyond the Tennessee state line and into venues across the country.Since their debut, the band has opened for Grammy award-winning Mumford & Sons and performed at multiple festivals including Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and Gentlemen of the Road.The Apache Relay was recorded at Fairfax Recordings in Van Nuys, CA (formally known as the legendary Sound City Studios) with acclaimed produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Valerie June, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros).Formed by chance in a college dorm, The Apache Relay is Michael Ford Jr. (vocals), Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys), Ben Ford (guitar, vocals) and Stephen Smith (drums).
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