In Mid-Town Nashville, near Music Row, is a popular drinking spot called, The Red Door. Many nights over the last few years, Ward Davis, Rick Huckaby, and Matt Nolen sat, drinking a brew, talking of all that was going in the Music Biz. All three writer/artists, trying to make things happen in the unforgiving structures that line 16th and 17th Avenue, talking of how it should be, and how it used to be. When making music was fun, and it wasn't all about making money, or meeting a song quota for a publisher. When everybody knew everybody, because they were friends, not because it helped their carreers.
On a night, like any other of the dozens of hangs Matt, Ward, and Huck had had before, someone said, "why don't we get together and do something? We can be......The Beagles!"(Ward says it was Matt, Matt says it was Ward, Huck doesn't remember) Either way, it was said and It made sense. The next day, thanks to a cancellation from one of Matt's co-writers, The Beagles got together and began writing songs. That was January 31, 2011. That day they wrote the first 3 Beagle tunes, A Little Lonely, Won't Slow Down, and Screen Door Blues. They got together twice more to write...and they wrote 7 more tunes. After some debate on what to demo, and who should pay, and yada yada yada, they decided to just cut the damn songs, and put out a record. Why Take it too seriously? Just have fun! Why not right?
The Beagles approached Music Row veteran, Butch Carr about producing and engineering the debut project, and the gates flew open. They called on legendary musicians Glen Worf(bass) and Chad Cromwell(drums) to come lay down the rythm tracks, and Huck, Matt, Ward, and Butch did the rest. 6 months after that first mention of "The Beagles," in the Red Door Saloon, the record was finished and ready to print.
So stand up or sit back. Have a beer or a glass of red. No matter what tickles your fancy, We hope you enjoy Meet The Beagles!