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DeRobert and The Half-Truths: The Nashville Soul Music Scene

As far as the Nashville soul music scene goes, DeRobert and The Half-Truths just might be the whole truth.  Led by powerful vocalist DeRobert Adams, this band has been bringing down the house in Nashville for the past decade.  With a full band, complete with horn section and DeRobert’s raw charisma, the guys bring the fun with every performance.  As their Facebook bio suggests, these guys are influenced by “anything with a beat and horns, son.” With nearly 20 years of singing experience, Memphis-born DeRobert Adams has been stunning audiences since he was a child.  He was raised singing in church, which not only trained his voice, but gave him an extra helping of soul as well.  As a young man, DeRobert left Memphis behind for a future in music.  It literally happened overnight, as DeRobert...

James Ross Calls the World Home

James Ross is a 22-year-old solo act with a laid-back, acoustic pop style that shares the most positive of vibes.  Often compared to artists like Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz, Ross throws down funky rhythms layered behind a soulful voice.  His sound includes elements of Americana, pop, and even a little rock ‘n roll.  Ross is in his element mixing sounds from electric guitar to lulling violins, all while rocking that American style of songwriting. His latest EP “Clouds” was released in April, 2016, and is jam-packed with smooth, upbeat songs such as “Clouds” (the song title the EP was named after).  Ross uses the metaphor of floating clouds as a feeling toward life.  What is normally blocking the bright and shining sun is flipped around in this song, because, as Ross shows us, it’s all about ...

RAND- UPCOMING CONCERTS- Nashville Unsigned Feature

RAND It’s been a full week talking all things RAND, but today we hit you with his upcoming concerts. This band is no stranger to a performance. These professional musicians will be laying it down at Rockwood Music Hall mid August. So grab your tickets and catch a unique show from RAND and his posse’. Also today, Rand will be taking over our snapchat, so go follow NASHUNSIGNED on snapchat to interact with him all day. SUN 13 AUGUST Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY, US Tickets Follow Rand on EVERYTHING Like what you hear? Swing on over to Rand’s site at http://www.randwalter.com/ Also follow Rand on all forms of social media by clicking on the corresponding links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify #JoinTheMovement Like what you are seeing from NASHVILLE UNS...

Rand Keeps It Mellow In Nashville

Rand is an independent artist out of Nashville with the smoothest, most chill jams I’ve heard in a long time.  With a mixture of bluesy pop rock, surf rock, and the mellow vibes of Jack Johnson, this guy is mellow. He creates the kind of music that makes you reflect.  It’s like an audible summer road trip, a song that plays on the radio that suddenly makes you think about life.  With this his easy-going vibe, this performer pulls together a style that’s true to the soul. Rand brings together soft harmonies, rich, bluesy chord riffs, and even elements from saxophones, pianos or synths to smooth everything out.  Hell, sometimes he just sets up with his acoustic guitar and pulls it from his soul as a solo act.  His philosophy toward life is apparent in his music and is something to be felt in...

STOOP KIDS UPCOMING CONCERTS- Nashville Unsigned Feature

STOOP KIDS LIVE Alright it’s about that time, after all the hype, that you go catch The Stoop Kids in concert. Nashville prides itself on its diversity in music, and these guys fall nothing short of diverse. Their live performance combines the mixes of their humor and their expertise to their crafts. With an impressive touring schedule, the Stoop Kids have made the stage their first home, And their performances reflect that. Grab a date below, grab a ticket and get to a show asap! AUG 16 WED The Masquerade Atlanta, GA TICKETS RSVP AUG 17 THU Backbooth Orlando, FL TICKETS RSVP AUG 18 FRI 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL TICKETS RSVP SEP 8 FRI Martin’s Jackson, MS TICKETS RSVP SEP 9 SAT Tipitina’s New Orleans, LA TICKETS RSVP Follow The Kids To stay up-to-date on everything...

Stoop Kids: An Experiment in American Music

Stoop Kids are a progressive, experimental band who seamlessly interweaves genres from the past 75 years of American music.  That’s right– these guys are both retro and progressive.  How about that for duality?  Each song is fun and fresh, as they mix classic, American-born sounds from hip-hop, jazz, doo wop, and surf-rock to create an ever-changing style.  This style is creatively refreshing—you really never know exactly what you’re going to get, yet it is all one cohesive sound. The guys hail from New Orleans, and bring a piece of that culture to Nashville’s indie music scene.  Griffin Dean (front man/guitarist), Thomas Eisenhood (sax/harmonies), Sam Freund (bass/harmonies), David Paternostro (guitar/keys) and Joe Tontillo (drums) are all multifaceted musicians and bring their own ...

Kenny Foster: A Journey to Nashville

Nashville is home to many people who dare to dream.  We come from many different places, both in America and around the world.  However, no one quite articulates this dream better than singer/songwriter Kenny Foster. Foster transplanted to Nashville about 15 years ago from his hometown of Joplin, Missouri.  Like many of us around this town, he took a leap into a long adventure that both challenged and inspired him.  All he knew back then is that he wanted to make music, and that nobody had ever made it without taking that first step.  The decision to leave everything he knew behind on a chance at music success was daunting to say the least. The fact was, however, he wasn’t going to grow as an artist in small town Missouri. He spends time explaining this part of his life on his website, whi...

Steel Union: Three Harmonies and a Sweet Dobro

Steel Union is a country music powerhouse of a trio.  With incredible harmonies, combined music industry knowledge, and a sweet, sweet dobro (we have mad love for the dobro here at Nashville Unsigned), this group takes independent country music to the next level. It would seem fate had plans for these three talented musicians. Former X Factor finalist and Broadway star Rachel Potter stumbled across bandmates Donny Fallgatter and Josh Matheny in a Nashville bar one night.  Fallgatter and Matheny had been close friends and bandmates for years.  It didn’t take long before the three discovered the powerful force that seems to emerge from the combination of their voices.  With a union as strong as steel, a new project was born! None of these three are babies in the industry. Each brings a...

Fluid Notion: Long Live Blues Rock!

Fluid Notion is a bluesy rock outfit with mellow vibes and a groovy style from the 60’s and 70’s.  This three-person collaboration brings together a variety of musical backgrounds, including classic blues, vintage rock, funk, and even a splash of punk.  What comes out of this mixture is a soulful blend of wailing guitars and raspy vocals reminiscent of the Black Keys or All Them Witches.  Bandmates Dillon Courtright (guitar/vocals), Taylor Goyette (bass), and Jacob Smith (drums) have been developing this band since 2015, cultivating dance-worthy rock with intelligence. The guys formed the band right here in Nashville, Tennessee, a place that seems to be the home of America’s top blues rock.  Just like the days of Jimmy Hendrix grooving in Music City’s bars and honky tonks, blues and rock a...

RAVINER- Upcoming Shows- Nashville Unsigned Feature

SEE RAVINER LIVE After getting to know this mega-talented rock band out of Nashville all week, it’s time to see them live in concert. Raviner’s list of upcoming shows are listed below so you can continue to feed your craving. Also don’t forget to check out our socials today to see what Raviner did with our Snapchat takeover. JUL 21 FRI Melody’s Beckley, WV RSVP JUL 22 SAT Stone Tavern at Michel’s Kent, OH RSVP Make Your Relationship with Raviner Official Stay up-to-date on live shows, new merch, new music, and new video releases by following them on all socials at: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify #JoinTheMovement Like what you are seeing from NASHVILLE UNSIGNED? Build a free profile on our site and gain access to our growing unsigned communi...

Raviner and “Scarlet”: Nashville’s Dark Pop and Rock

Raviner is a dark blend of rock and lyric-driven pop. Songs such as “Scarlet” blend quiet undertones with raw, heavy riffs. The band merges deep songwriting with their choice of creative distortions. Joining forces right here in Nashville, Raviner hits the ground running with their first release since 2014.  Originally playing under the moniker “Kamber”, the band pivoted to adopt a name more suitable for their innovative sound in the rock scene.  You could call them market disruptors!  Now parading as Raviner, the band’s debut EP “Disconnected” was released in the fall of 2016. Raviner combines the talents of Kamber Kigin (vocals, keys), Rob Shollenberger (drums), Austin Huelsback (bass) and Jon Wisecarver (guitar). We, at Nashville Unsigned, are known for featuring some ...

THE WESTERN SONS droppin’ it like it’s hot with their new song “Penelope”

THE WESTERN SONS NASHVILLE UNSIGNED REVIEW OF THEIR NEW SONG “PENELOPE” Our featured band this week, The Western Sons, display their strategic genius by launching their brand new song entitled “Penelope”. This indie rock band made the move to Nashville less than a year ago to continue to pursue their music careers on a Music City level. The new single “PENELOPE” is their first single released in Nashville. The name for the song was inspired by Odysseus’ wife because the band felt the song had a nautical, Greek exploration vibe. The band recorded “Penelope” in their backyard here in Nashville, and trust us, it’s not just any backyard. They have a state-of-art studio where Nick (Drums/Beatnick Media) cooks up hits at the drop of a h...

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