Vinyl Sunday with Bill Kurzenberger and Will Freed
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 8:00 PM EDT
Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH
Four musicians from three states took a pilgrimage to Tennessee. Magic was made, and the Rock Gods approved! Vinyl Sunday, a Nashville rock band, blends southern rock with roots/blues. They have an authentic and unique sound, inspired by: The Band, The Allman Brothers Band, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, with a touch of ZZ Ward and Alabama Shakes. You can hear the blending of all these sounds in their new EP A Broken Record. For their second EP, the band truly rooted themselves into the rock scene.
Over the course of a year, Vinyl Sunday evolved into four tight musicians and one hell of a team! The band’s roots came from its founding members, husband and wife team, Andy and Jen Howell. From Louisville, KY, Andy is enthusiastic with a magnetic personality. The whimsically talented keyboardist and vocalist began Vinyl Sunday in his college days. Jen brings the attitude from Buffalo, NY, and has grown into quite a frontwoman, oozing with confidence. She is the bands lead vocalist and provides killer flute licks that’ll take you back to the days of Jethro Tull!
Soon, the rest of the team was assembled. Enter virtuoso guitarist Sam “Woods” Woods, whom the band found on Craigslist! Woods provides bluesy, rocking riffs and harmonies that will quench your thirst and have you begging for more. Then the final puzzle piece was laid when percussionist Kent McCarthy joined the band. Kent has known Andy and Jen since their college days at Murray State University. His laid back personality reflects in his smooth rhythms and immaculate inner beats. He hails from Owensboro, KY.
Vinyl Sunday signed to Lamon Records Nashville in 2014, and released their first, self-titled, EP in June of 2015. The six-track project was recorded at Quad Studios Nashville, and featured gospel/soul singer, Dawn Freeman. The single of the EP, “Procession,” reached 35 on the AMC Alternative Adult Contemporary top 40 chart. Once the quartet was formed, they went on the road to promote the release of their first EP. After first testing the waters in Louisville, KY, they then took a small tour out to North Carolina, where they headlined their first show at The Double Door Inn in Charlotte.
Once they returned, they made venues such as The End, Mercy Lounge and The High Watt, home. Then, in March, they traveled down to Austin, TX to perform at Red Gorilla Festival. After amazing success, they started recording their next EP. With the help from donations on GoFundMe.com, A Broken Record was born. Vinyl Sunday tracked at Tommy’s Tracks, in Nashville, TN, where they kicked it old school, recording on RADAR 24. The dynamic of the group along with tracking live, brings spirit, vibes, and emotion to their four-track masterpiece.
Vinyl Sunday has exploded since their creation in 2014, and is gaining momentum. Each member has found an outlet for creativity, and a lifelong friend, which is apparent when you watch them on stage. With new songs in the works, they look forward to recording their first full-length album!