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The Spring Standards
James, Heather and James first discovered their shared love of music as teenagers, singing '70s rock in the car driving around on back roads along the Delaware/Pennsylvania border. That connection has carried them through ups and downs, in and out of one another's lives over the years and miles, to their current home of Brooklyn, NY.
The Spring Standards have been winning over audiences nationwide since their debut EP in 2008, a collaboration with Old '97s frontman Rhett Miller. Three fan-funded independent releases later they are going stronger than ever, attracting attention from NPR, Spin, Paste, New York Magazine and an ever-growing fanbase all over the world. Following their 2012 release, yellow//gold, they had the privilege of performing on Conan O'Brien, a feat nearly unheard of for an unsigned band. Appropriately, they were also named one of Pure Volume's 10 Best Unsigned Artists of 2012.
In May 2013 The Spring Standards released Live From Delaware, their first live album. The DVD was released at last year's Boxing Day show!
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The Tall Pines
The Tall Pines are a shack-shakin’, foot–stompin’ folk-rock band featuring Connie Lynn Petruk, singing her heart out, playing drums on her alligator skin suitcase, and shaking her tambourine. Her partner Christmas Davis, plays guitar, writes the songs and howls along. The Tall Pines revel in the spirits of the late 1960s and early 1970sCountry, Soul, and Swamp-Rock scenes, while working hard to take the sounds they love beyond their history and into the next phase of American Music. Their first self-titled album was voted one of the top ten best records of the year by NPR's Meredith Ochs. They’ve performed live with Country music great Charlie Louvin (RIP) at the CMJ music festival, with Norah Jones and Puss N Boots, Justin Townes Earl, Kevn Kinny of Drivn’ and Cryin’, and many more great folks. They produce a monthly live music series in New York City called The Tall Pines Revue, and were dubbed a buzz band at the 2015 30A Songwriter’s Festival last January by American Songwriter Magazine. Their new EP “Fear Is The Devil” was just released in the Fall of 2015. The Tall Pines are on a mission to remind a world increasingly made of concrete, glass and steel that some music still burns like raw timber.
"With long straight hair falling over sky-high cheekbones and a penchant for floor-length dresses, Connie Petruk looks like she stepped out of late ’60s/early ’70s Nashville and sings like the lost sister of Bobbie Gentry or Dusty Springfield. Her honeyed alto will melt the frost off your windshield, and the band’s confident backing matches her attitude flawlessly. The Tall Pines are equal parts soul and twang, molasses and moonshine, sass and skill. The songs, all written by Christmas Davis and inspired by his Southern upbringing, evoke the heyday of the country-soul hybrid without ever sounding unoriginal, a difficult feat.”~ Meredith Ochs: NPR
“If a duo ever sounded bigger than its parts, The Tall Pines sound it with undeniable choruses and songs full of intriguing narratives, reflect the 60’s wizardry of The Zombies and the modern biting edge of The Kills. Soul, country, swamp, heartache and neo-blues are just some of the sounds coming off their voices and instruments.” ~ Glide Magazine
“There’s a very 1970’s feel to the delivery which mixes folk, country and a little bit of soul and yet I can’t think of a band who make it work better than these two do. In a world where we are so often overpowered by all that is around us, The Tall Pines strip things back and bring with them, through their music, a much needed reminder that sometimes, simpler is better – it certainly is here.” ~ Popwrapped
“Allow us to introduce you to The Tall Pines, a shack-shaking, foot stompin’ Americana masterpiece bringing folk back to the heart of the New York boroughs.” ~ East of 8th
“Connie Lynn Petruk and Christmas Davis deliver gritty yet soulful folk music that gets your hands clapping and your feet stomping. It’s unlike anything else coming out of Brooklyn—or anywhere, for that matter.” + “The Tall Pines, Brooklyn’s Electrifying Americana Duo.” ~ The Shotgun Seat“The Civil Wars are certainly civil compared to The Tall Pines. They do not fear to tread where more tender souls would be burned to a crisp.” ~ Amos Perrine: No Depression
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