Chase Rice & Sean Rivers Band
Friday, Feb 01, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Zydeco, Birmingham, AL
18 years and over
This Carolina reared, good-times tunesmith must be dripping adrenaline from beneath his backwards ball cap as he’s always at full throttle both on and off the stage. Beneath the party up persona, you’ll find the persistent passion of a college football linebacker, the drive of a NASCAR crew member and ultimately the level-headed, hard working values that are the result of a close family unit (and a mom that whipped him into shape). “That guy you see on stage having the time of his life is the same guy you get behind the scenes. Some artists turn on a switch and you’re like ‘where did that come from?’ but for me --- this is it. I’m a ball cap and t-shirt guy to the core. We’ll roll out some songs and I may even join you for a few when we’re wrapped and ready to head out.”
It hard to believe that at such a young age, Chase truly has encountered all of the life experience mentioned above. While he had Garth blasting from his radio at an early age, he never thought about picking up the guitar until after an injury took him off the field at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. “I started playing guitar and I’ll never forget a piece of advice from my dad. He said ‘boy anyone can play guitar, but no one is gonna really listen to you until you start singing.’” Those words would be the first turn on a new course for Chase, but his journey to the stage would take a few more turns (especially a lot of left ones).
Born into a family of musicians and raised in Fort Payne, AL (home to country super group Alabama) Singer/Songwriter Sean Rivers' path to music was paved the day he was born. Writing songs ranging from love to heartbreak, party time to real life, Sean's songs have struck a chord with people from all walks of life. The Sean Rivers Band is known for their over the top, fast paced, energetic live shows. Consisting of Andrew Paul (Bass), Andy Jefferson (Guitar), and Jon Dodd (Drums), the bands vast versatility, crowd participation antics, and sing along songs keep their audience upbeat, entertained, and on the dance floor.
Over the last decade, the singer/songwriter has played countless venues across the southeast, opening for Billboard #1 hit recording artists, Jerrod Niemann and Justin Moore, as well as Grammy nominee’s Pam Tillis, Keith Anderson, Rhett Akins, and Greg Barnhill. He has also shared the stage with Top Ten Nashville Songwriters, Randy Houser, Mark Collie, Crystal Shawanda, James Blanc, and Average Joe Recording Artist Corey Smith. Rivers has also played shows with several reality show stars such as American Idol’s Bucky Covington, Nashville Star winner Angela Hacker and C.M.T.'s Next Big Superstar Runners Up, Steven Clawson and Danielle Lauderdale.