LISTEN: Breakout Country Trio Old Hickory Strike Gold In Toe Tappin' Debut Album
Are you a sucker for traditional country instrumentation, perfectly placed harmonies and universal storylines? hen you will be just as obsessed with rising country trio Old Hickory as we are.
Comprised of North Carolina’s Andy Austin, Ohio’s Dan Alley, and Kentucky’s Timothy Baker, the three vocalist/guitarists look to the harmony-laced groups country past for inspiration – from Shenandoah and Alabama to Restless Heart and Rascal Flatts. Thanks to a little music city magic, their debut project Tuesday Nights at Scoreboard was born out of a popular weekly gig at the famous Scoreboard Bar & Grill in Nashville.
With a timeless sound, fresh stories and harmonies that is nothing short of swoon worthy, the 15 track debut album is nothing short of spectacular.
Honing in on their craft standout track Speed Limit 35 showcases what the trio is all about, classic stories, sounds with a healthy dash of nostalgia. The tender track serves as a love letter to little towns and all the big things they have to offer. A sweet reminder that it is ok to slow down and enjoy the little things, the acoustic driven track evokes a since of humble times. Trading back and forth verse and chorus, the boys of Old Hickory's individual voices weave in and out of each lyric offering up a one of a kind melodic tapestry.
“We are incredibly proud of this project and think we have put our best foot forward with these 15 songs,” says Timothy Baker. “We’ve played them week after week at gigs here in Nashville and getting the opportunity to record them and make our first album together has been an amazing experience. Whether you’re cranking up this album at a Friday night bonfire or on a Sunday afternoon drive, we hope it makes you feel like you’re sitting in the audience at one of those ‘Tuesday Nights at Scoreboard.’”
Taking listeners back to carefree and fun love songs of the 90s, Kudzu Vine is an ear worm. Through bright harmonies, the trio narrates the juggernaut of emotions we as humans feel as we hopelessly fall in love.
Perhaps the magic in this album is that there are no gimmicks. The trio's innate ability to find acute parts of life and make them universal speaks volumes. Straightforward and true, Old Hickory's artistry and approach is solum found in the over produced landscape country music can often find itself in. Highlighted through idyllic lyricism and brilliant melodies, their debut album is one that you do not just simply walk away from. Whether it’s around a campfire, on a road trip, or relaxing at home, there’s a song on the album for those moments. Allowing fans to get lost in your artistry is something this genre so desperately needs and damn does Old Hickory deliver.