Rivers & Rust
Being a Matchbox 20 fan for over two decades, it came to my surprise when I found out that guitarist, Kyle Cook, was leaving the band for a new project. I heard his last solo project, The New Left, several years ago and fell in love with his songwriting and awesome voice - but unfortunately nothing ever really took off with that band. Although I was a bit ruffled he was leaving MB20, I started to get a little excited to see what may be around the corner for him.
I was thrown a bit off when I checked out his new project and found that he had begun a new rock/Americana duet with a lady in Nashville. The first thing on their brand-new website was an acoustic video of them playing, so I figured that they must be pretty decent and/or confident to put themselves out there like that. After hearing the first verse and chorus of that acoustic video of 'Dead & Done', I was immediately on iTunes, buying their first EP release.
That EP has had a lot of traffic on my stereos, and I've been blessed to live in an area in Texas that they have just so happened to come through and play twice in 2016 (that I know of). Both times I caught them, and both times, they sounded just as good live as their CD.
Being very new, the crowds that knew them were small. This allowed us to have that very personal, intimate kind of show/connection with them, which those who love live music can appreciate. I know that kind of show will be gone soon when their full album is released this year, in 2017.
Check out this highlight below of 'Dead & Done' from one of the TX shows!