Edgy? Sure. Funky? No doubt. Punkish? Maybe. Porch 40 has been tearing up stages for the better part of a year, but it's still hard to describe their unique sound.
With their "grab your attention and won't let go" style, Porch 40's high energy sets quickly whip crowds into a frenzy. Combine that with their unequaled instrumentation, which include an electric violin and saxophonist, the band brings crowds a rejuvenating sound they won't find anywhere else.
While some bands are into gimmicks and image, this group of young, talented musicians have devoted their heart and soul into creating original music...and it shows every time they step on stage.
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Raw, fierce, God given talent to create and perform music is what best describes THE CORBITT BROTHERS. "Simply put, The Corbitt Brothers jam! They have a killer, hard-driving, southern rock sound with a well-rounded sound of bluesy rock, gritty southern country, and a classic flavored edge to great timeless tunes." Their original music comes from the heart and is relevant to the times we live in.
THE CORBITT BROTHERS' passion for playing music and entertaining is second to none. They engage a crowd with explosive energy, amazing talent and magnetism from the first song to the always requested encore.
Another major bullet in their arsenal is ISAAC CORBITT on the harmonica. He is one of the best harmonica artists in the country and has been compared to John Popper of Blues Traveler. When he lets it rip on the harmonica, crowds are electrified with the sound and on their feet in minutes cheering him on.
These young, self-taught brothers/musicians were born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. They moved to the Nashville, TN area in 2008 to pursue their music dreams and formed THE CORBITT BROTHERS band in 2009 as a twosome hitting the music scene in TN for a year. In mid-2010, they added a drummer to their band and went on the road full-time. The band is currently based in Franklin, NC.
The story of Hazy Ray started with the Jazz and Soul alternative compositions of Singer/Songwriter Joshua Ray. Adding trombonist, turned front-man, Mike Hayes, to the mix not only yielded a name for the project, but also injected a strong blues element that was previously a rare occurrence in Ray's music. In April of 2011, Hayes and Ray were joined by "Flecktone"-inspired double-bassist, Mitch Curtis. Hazy Ray then began a rampage of 30 live performances in 40 days, which started in New Orleans, Louisiana and concluded by recording their first album, "Deep and Shallow", at Wire Roads Studios in Houston, Texas. During that process, guitarist Ryan Noormohamed came in to the mix; laying down shredding solos on "Deep and Shallow" and "Rainy Day". At the conclusion of the recording process, Willie McCullen became the permanent drummer for the group. At the end of 2011, the band relocated to New Orleans due to the style of the music deemed: "New Orleans Rock". Hazy Ray stepped onto the scene by landing on bills with singer/song-writer John Lefler of Dashboard Confessional, Everclear, Free-Sol, Hunter Hayes, Grammy award winning Rapper/Actor Ludacris, blues greats Tinsley Ellis and Tab Benoit. After releasing the debut effort "Deep and Shallow" in the spring of 2012, Hazy Ray evolved into the energetic live performing band they are now. Appearances at Springboard South and French Quarter Fest Music Festivals give glimpses to signs of what is to come and the 2012 and 2013 summer tours have expanded the group into a National-Touring Act; having played hundreds of shows across 14 states. Hazy Ray was wrapped recording of the "Superman EP" with plans of a release early next year, music video to follow.
Check out a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3G7eUQiykQ
Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28001