Driving as if behind the wheel of a stolen Cadillac, comes Rural Route 3, a band that invents their own musical genre. “FUNKTRY.”
With the finishing touches finalized, their debut original album released, this group is a “must hear, must see fun ride!”
Rural Route 3 comes equipped with straight-to-the-radio original songs that contain hooks and grooves that stay with the listener long after the first play. With songs entitled “Fast Cars and Guitars, Hillbillies and Hippies, and Ride On,” this is a band enjoyed by everyone.
The unlikely assemblage of this up and coming group begins with the high-octane lyrical fuel of Matt Shake. This acoustic guitar strumming lead singer pens sing along, toe tapping crowd favorites in true country/gospel tone. Revving the engine behind Matt’s seemingly endless wellspring of Americana lyrics, are KP (Kevin Patrick), a punk and funk inspired bassist and jazz and heavy metal influenced percussionist Shawn Kern. Polishing the chrome of this musical machine is guitarist Jack Martin, a second generation musician, whose ability to play almost any instrument is inspiring.
Songwriting for Rural Route 3 is a constant collaboration of melodic, rhythmic and vocal ideas. However, the true talent of this band is not just their instrumental or writing gifts. The ability each member has to sing lead or harmony vocal, and then blend beautifully together, whether in the studio or performing live, is the real key to their great sound.
Rural Route 3 is a band that needs seen as well as heard, and believe it…