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A Valley Son

A Valley Son bring their Southern rock to Mercury Lounge 07.12

It makes perfect sense that three of the four musicians that comprise A Valley Son are Southern transplants: the band has a unique country-meets-the-big-city rock flair. Songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Trey Powell tackles the real stuff in “Sunset Park,” a song he wrote in response to the death of Michael Brown in 2014. He laments on the state of the country: “It’s always been chaos / but we’ve really lost control / these last few years.” It’s a raw, honest reaction to today’s political environment. The group incorporates some soul elements, a bit of the grit of Springsteen's lyrics, and a lot of heart to make their sound unique, especially coming out of a scene like the indie-sound-leaning Brooklyn one. Check them out live July 12 at Mercury Lounge. - Lily Crandall


A Valley Son's "Warm Mexican Beer" is a beautiful, twangy alt-country tune

I never thought there'd be a day where a country band could give me shivers. But A Valley Son's newest single "Warm Mexican Beer" has succeeded in shattering this particular glass ceiling with a nuanced, brooding indie/alt-country tune. "Warm Mexican Beer" is atmospheric, soft and genuine. A Valley Son has clearly mastered their ethereal sound, with stunning harmonies reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and tasteful, twangy electric guitar solos. This is a tune for a rainy day, and when the weather gets warmer, it'll sound great on a summer evening. We are very excited to hear what's next for the band. Hopefully more tunes that carry us like a warm breeze and pull at our heartstrings. -Geena Kloeppel

Americana rock 'n' rollers A Valley Son play Union Hall on 8/13

One of the most powerful assets of art is its ability to transform negative or sad experiences into positive emotions.  A Valley Son does just that in their new, moody Americana and folk rock infused single, “Dark Places,” which tells the story of a mysterious old man full of dark tales - and of his undignified, lonely death ("They found him in his bathroom's floor..."). The song keeps the band’s promise of “encompassing the dark, poetic lyricism of Bruce Springsteen,” yet they do so with accents that are more Southern and twangy than the ones adopted by The Boss. You can catch A Valley Son at Union Hall on August 13th. - Madeleine Grossman


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