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Futurebirds
Country | Athens GA

Hailing from the bohemian college town of Athens, Georgia, Futurebirds play laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist. The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn a contract with Autumn Tone Records. With the label's help, Futurebirds booked time at Chase Park Transduction - one of Athens' most renowned studios, with a client list that includes R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers, and Jason Isbell - and recorded Hampton's Lullaby. The debut album was released in August 2010, and the group issued a follow-up EP, Via Flamina, while touring in support of both releases.

Covered in kudzu and swathed in a blanket of humidity, spanish moss, feedback and reverb exists Futurebirds. Here, at this intersection, we find a synthesis of the two extremes of Neil Young's yin and yang. It's at this crossroads, on this plane that Futurebirds meld the sweet, lilting, pedal steel and harmonies of the Stray Gators with the raucous, buzzing, distortion of Crazyhorse Aquarium Drunkard.

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Waylon Speed
Americana | Burlington VT

Waylon Speed was created by Noah Crowther, Reverend Chad Hammaker, Kelly Ravin and Justin Crowther after playing together at a local honky-tonk in Burlington, Vermont. Three days and one practice later, Waylon Speed was born. While Waylon Speed is not influenced by mainstream music, they integrate each members individual influences to achieve a truly unique genre all of it's own. They have won awards from both the New England Music Awards for "Vermont's Best Band", and Seven Days newspaper's annual Daisy Award for "Best Americana Band".They write, release and distribute their music independently.

Named after the guitarist Rev. Chad Hammaker's son, Waylon, the band has become a family owned and operated enterprise. Waylon Speed released their second full-length record Kin on April 29th, 2014, followed by a national tour. They have offered support for large-name outfits, and are slated for a tour supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd in November, 14'.
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