North of Nashville Wowed
I love the name of the band North of Nashville that is based quite a bit north of Nashville in Portland, Maine. I also love the band!
Last Friday night, we were treated to a wonderful show by this band at an Extended Play Session for Alternate Root TV.
Andrew Martelle and Jay Basiner comprise this outlaw country duo, with Andrew playing fiddle and Jay playing just about everything else! On this night, he played guitar, harmonica and drums as well as singing most of the lead vocals.
Considering there were only two musicians on stage, there was a lot of sound emanating from the stage.
They were clearly relaxed as they came to the stage, but they were also very comfortable with the idea of playing in a studio where they could see the audience and interact with us as they performed. Their jaunty repartee was fun to participate it as they joked with us.
Jay does most of the songwriting for the band, according to Andrew, but they collaborate on all songs. Unfortunately, I do not recall the titles of the songs they played this night but I have a feeling they can be found on their debut self-titled studio release.
Andrew and Jay are quite talented, and play outlaw country music that is true to its roots. It is genuine and smacks of truth.
I am planning to see them again on October 11th at the Middle East Upstairs where they are performing with some very special guests. You might want to do the same.
I wonder what North of Nashville called themselves when they were based in Nashville…
Posted on September 24, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Alternate Root TV, Andrew Martelle, boston, concert review, Extended Play Session, Jay Basiner\, music, North of Nashville, outlaw country. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
What a bunch of handsome men! Is that sexist? I guess so. It sounds like they are also wonderfully talented musicians. I hope they pass this way again.