“The group blends the contemporary jam freak-outs of My Morning Jacket (the comparison is made even more appropriate by guitarist Andrew Trongone’s mane like Jim James’s) with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling.” -Paste Magazine
“Keys to the House is rife with Americana themes about lost love, small towns, big dreams and wanderlust. The Trongone Band conjures up imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in.” -MusicFestNews
“There’s nothing I can say more than when you hear this album, you’re going to enjoy it. It will warm you and lift you up. Which is critical at a time when most music is instantly disposable and forgettable. And as a debut, The Trongone Band has delivered a strong first statement. Here’s hoping there’s more in the stable down the road.” -Popdose
“Take some good ol’ fashioned rock and roll and mix it with a little country/Americana and you have RVA’s The Trongone Band. The group, which began as a family affair years ago, has been entertaining crowds ever since with their feel-good, no frills, energetic shows and next month, the band will drop their debut album.” -RVA Magazine
“The Trongone Band is a perfect mix of soulful down-South rock ‘n’ roll and classic Americana-style jamming.” -Live for Live Music
Saturated in soul and marinated in the love of music comes The Quickening out of New Orleans, LA. With the inception of the band begining in 2012, guitarist and song writer Blake Quick has assembled a panel of musicians that have enhanced the meaning of “feel good music.” Prepare to be blown away by the luscious vocal pairings between the stunning Rachel “Mama Ray” Murray and Quick. The two have a chemistry that boils with excitement and defies the term “frontman” into one cohesive partnership. The rhythm section, coupled by Al Small on bass and Jeff Jani on drums, seem to have a marriage to the groove that Quick lays down. The band’s “secret weapon” is guitarist and pedal steel wizard, Dave Easely. The band has already made a huge impact in the New Orleans community and are eager to spread the word like butter across the US.
(Quick·en·ing): 1: to make alive; 2: to come to life; especially: to enter into a phase of active growth and development; 3: to shine more brightly–