Archie Powell & The Exports: archiepowell.com/ Archie Powell is the son of a violin prodigy who played in the Chicago Symphany Orchestra before landing as a permanent member of Milwaukee’s orchestra. He started playing guitar at 11 and writing “awful” songs at around 15. Immediately following college, he and keyboardist Ryan started the Exports, bassist Adam joined after they recorded their first EP and they rounded out the permanent line-up with drummer RJ. The band’s first recorded effort was a digital freebie called the Loose Change EP that expanded their audience to a national level. It was followed by Skip Work, their debut full length, which drew praise from Boston Phoenix, Powerpopaholic and My Old Kentucky Blog among others. Great Ideas in Action followed in 2012, and critics from Esquire, Billboard and NPR’s World Café were impressed. The band began touring nationally in support of Skip Work, leaving a trail of empty bottles, broken hearts and hilarious tour videos in their wake. Great Ideas in Action took them around North America as radio play and press raves gathered speed. They hop in the van this month to continue their scorched earth tour policies while heading to Austin to perform a plethora of authorized and un-authorized SXSW performances.
Home Tone Records showcase!
Label: Home Tone Records
Bio: Stingrays formed in 2006, released "Say Hello" in 2007 and had a moderately successful tour and college radio campaign. After some personnel changes in 2009, Wes and Greg began recording again with new drummer Rob Medcalf in 2010. Stingrays will begin releasing a series of singles in 2011, star...See Full Bio
Stingrays have another new tune called "Family Ties"---dig