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Georgia born singer-songwriter and roots-rock artist Cody Marlowe found his inspiration at an early age in the soulful sounds of B.B. King, Merle Haggard, and the Allman Brothers. Marlowe’s songs explore the polarities of good and evil in an intriguing blend of lyrics featuring lost loves and hopeful musings.
His most recent album, “Silver and Gold,” is his third release since his first EP, “Where You Are,” released in 2010 and his first full length, “Eighty Nine,” released later that same year. For the new album, Marlowe teamed up with brothers, producer/drummer Kevin Sellors and bass player Ryan Sellors, to form his new back-up band the Dead Flowers. During the recording process, Marlowe recruited Joey Huffman on organ (Hank Jr., Matchbox 20) and Nathan Bedingfield on electric guitar (Aaron Shust).
“Silver and Gold” is a return to the roots of rock n roll, country, blues, and honest songwriting; reminiscent of Tom Petty and the Black Crowes but with a modern edge inspired by childhood in the 90’s. Expect this album to earn respect from the musicians of the past while stretching the musical paradigm of a younger generation. Brothers Joe and David Stark teamed up to form the stripped down rock and roll duo Baby Bee in the fall of 2011. After recording an independent 7 song EP with producer Dave Cobb, the brothers quickly began earning a loyal following close to their home in South Louisiana. “We wanted to do a project with just us two, and really get back to the basics,” says lead singer and guitarist Joe. And Baby Bee does indeed get back to the basics, but with a musical sophistication that matches the house on fire immediacy with which it is played. The sons of musician parents, and no strangers to boozy Mardi Gras parties, these brothers play their brand of music with one foot in the swamp and the other in a pool of infectious pop melodies. The band has an instinctual inclination to write songs with big choruses and a boogie beat that makes everyone want to move their feet.
In 2012 Baby Bee signed a record deal with Universal Republic, who teamed the band up with super producer Brendan O’brien. In less than a month, they flushed out and recorded 14 songs with O’brien in Nashville, Tn. “ He knew exactly what to do to capture our sound and make it feel like it was jumping out of the speakers. He pushed us hard... and we wanted to perform great for him cause we respect him so much.” The album, set to release in early 2013, encompasses the bands unique way of blending influences from their upbringing with an urgency that is explosively modern. These Louisiana boys stir up a gumbo of Chuck Berry and Queens of The Stone Age and serve it up in a bare bones bowl of confidence and swagger. Baby Bee know how to keep any rock and roll listener entertained and wanting more.
From the southern roots of Georgia comes Lauren St. Jane with her own combination of Country swagger and Americana rock. This fiery, female-fronted band offers a raw sound complimented by strong, alluring vocals, ripping licks, and lyrics you'd expect from a true redhead. The EP "American Dreams" debuted in 2011. Look for the emotive and picturesque storybook song, "Wreckage" to bring a tear to your eye, only to then be inspired to take off and make your own way by the up-tempo title song, "American Dreams". The chilling riffs of "Stateline" will draw you in, leaving you desperate to drive away from haunting memories of temptation and heartache.
Heart-wrenching inspiration, prolific writing and a dire dedication to the craft of country combine to ignite the blaze behind the EP and the live show. In both song and show, Lauren St. Jane is a collective drink that goes down smooth but leaves a beckoning burn for more - a classic country shot with a modern Americana aftertaste.