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Friday, March 18 • 1:00am - 2:00am
Kopecky Family Band

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Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. 'The Family' began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What started as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has propelled this band into the forefront of the fast-moving Nashville music scene. Leading the family are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), Benjamin (violin), and David (drums). The emotion of their music is honest, raw and vulnerable, whilst it manages to encapsulate your attention through its unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like septet challenge the listener’s ear while still offering sweet melodies to sing along with. The family has a time-line with oodles of notable events including their 2008 CD release party for the Embraces EP. The party was the talk of the town with its theatrical décor, black tie dress code, and opening act of a string quartet. Excitement continued well into the fall of '09 when the Kopecky Family’s performance took the Next Big Nashville Music Festival by surprise. In the spring of 2010, it was time for the family to pack into their 15-passenger van (which they call “The War Wagon”) and head to Austin, TX for their showcase at SXSW as one of ASCAP’s notable bands to watch. A follow up performance at Next Big Nashville in 2010 had A & R reps scurrying to put their Blackberrys away and listen. The Kopeckys have just returned from a mammoth CMJ 2010 where they won over NPR's own Bob Boilen and were invited to play at the official Paste Magazine showcase before becoming the darlings of 'Store-Cute' and online retailer, fredflare.com. When in the studio with Partners in Crime, Russ Long and Chris Grainger (Wilco, Sixpence None the Richer), the Kopecky clan produced The Disaster EP which was released earlier in 2010. Straight back into the studio after CMJ, the band produced the follow up to The Disaster, the perfect compliment entitled (Of Epic Proportions). The new EP is comprised of digital B-Sides & rarities. Opening track "Howlin' at the Moon" is a bonafide hit, whilst still exploring dark melodies and string arrangements. "God & Me" also gets the remix treatment, highlighting the band's varied and broad scope to produce amazing sounds. Anyone who encounters the Kopeckys will testify there is never a dull moment in this family of seven.
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Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. ‘The Family’ began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Maggie Mae's Gibson Room 512 Trinity St

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