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Sounds Like: Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Shovels and Rope, Zac Brown Band, The Turnpike Troubadours
Bio: Every now and then a musical endeavor starts as a lark, but clicks so well, it takes on a life of its own — one that deserves to be nurtured. That’s what North of Nashville bandmates Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle discovered when they began duetting in-between gigs with their regular band, a Mai...See Full Bio
“There’s Basiner’s strong, engagingly twangy vocals, there’s excellent fiddle work from Martelle, and there’s an honest, sincere approach to writing country songs, which sets them apart from the legions of mainstream country artists. Make no mistake: North of Nashville are definitely a country act. But they are far away from the vapid pop dominating the country charts; Basiner is way too much of a realist and a true believer to let his music get watered down like that...If you like country, but need a little less gloss and little more grit, you’d do well to give this album a listen.”