INTERVIEW: Flat River Band

How would you classify your music?

We consider our music to be Country, Americana – Andy

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

Alabama, New Grass Revival, Golden Gate Quartet, Van Morrison, & the Eagles – FRB

What do you want fans to take from your music?

Well first of all, we don’t really look at fans as fans like other musical artist do! We like to call them family…Experiencing FRB would be comparable to sitting on the front porch and all the stars were aligned, and you’d see the Big Dipper and every other star formation and on top of that, you’d hear the angels sing. Saying all that, we hope that our family would have a spiritual experience of sorts…something to write home about with our music! – Chad

How’s the music scene in your locale?

Nashville is full of all kinds of music, and at least til 2am every day, you can walk down the road and hear twenty country bands, around the block to hear a jazz band, and up two more blocks and you will hear blues music. – Andy

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

In 2013, I saw Robert Plant at the Palladium Ball Room in Dallas Texas. It was a super magical show and he had the audience in the palm of his hand the second he hit the stage. We sing and play about true life experiences and share what we love in what we do in hopes, that it comes out when we play and sing. There isn’t a better feeling than knowing that something you sang about touched someone’s life, that it gave them hope. – Dennijo

Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

“Beauty Amongst the Trees” Two reasons, we switch the lead vocals on the chorus and the music goes hand in hand with the lyrical content. It’s like closing your eyes and watching “Bob Ross” paint a song! – Chad

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

As the old saying goes “if you do it all the time, you will get better”. Id like to think the same about the music. My brothers and I have spent our entire life growing into what we are today. Constantly trying to be better. I think this current collection of songs definitely shows growth in writing, singing and playing. -Dennijo

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

My grandpa was an artist…He’s no longer with us! But I wish I could’ve done a Co-write with him! – Chad

What’s next for you?

Getting ready to record a new collection of songs!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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