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THE ROCKET SUMMER 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DO YOU FEEL TOUR REVIEW!



The Rocket Summer celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of  Do You Feel with a tour, and I had the pleasure of catching his show in Nashville. It blows my mind to see a performer with the stamina to deliver such an energetic infused show, especially without taking a single break in a two hour set. Yes, you heard right. From the first notes of Break It Out Bryce Avary rocked out with fans for two hours straight, giving everything he had to that stage. And you could tell he was loving every minute of it.

As a special treat for this tour Avary played (for the first time) the Do You Feel EP in its entirety, much to the delight of the audience. Rocket Summer fanatics are a devoted bunch. Not only do they know every word and at times drown out Bryce. But you can see that the words have special meaning, and they connect with the songs. I believe it's the spiritual element in the lyrics that have the power to reach deeper inside a person. And this is one artist who is all about connecting with his fans.

"Sometimes I hate this separation barrier between the stage and you. It's all about community." Bryce says before asking the audience to make a circle so he could join them on the floor for a song. At another point Bryce decided to trust fans to catch him as he fell backwards onto hands that delivered him across the floor and back up onto the stage.

"Thank you Nashville. What a night. Let's do this again next year."
Bryce exclaims, asking fans if they'd be willing to come back. The answer, a resounding cheer, this reporter included.

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STORY AND A SONG NIGHT #3!



Thanks to everyone who was a part of our third Story and a Song event with Brickshore Media at The Country! We had a blast! The night had a strictly country theme with great performances from Kayla Calabrese, Taylor Marie Wagner, Crystal Day, and Towne! Look forward to the next one!

INTRODUCING...SMITHFIELD!



The story of how Smithfield became a band is a little different than most. Trey and Jennifer have known each other since they were ten years old. Their families go back three generations, and the two would occasionally see each other at  parties. However, it wasn't until college that they joined forces musically. At the time both had been performing for awhile, Trey in a rock band and Jennifer playing country music. One Thanksgiving the two families were together. Jennifer's cousin suggested they sing together. Being a family friend and all Jennifer asked her to tell him to reach out.. After sending a message on Facebook, he came over to her college apartment. Not thinking anything of it they tried out a few songs, and right away their was musical chemistry. "We discovered our harmonies and our voices blended so well naturally. Nothing was forced. We both discovered that day that this was something special" Jennifer recalls.

Smithfield just released their brand new single When You're Gone. It is their third single on Sirius XM The Highway and the duo couldn't be more proud. "It's a little bit different from what we've typically done in the past but I feel it's a good evolution" describes Trey.

The duo is fortunate to have played the Opry on more than one occasion and holds it sacred. "It's the gold standard. When you play the Opry you've made something of yourself." Trey believes. He remembers the first time they played there, and being presented with the family album. In it was a quote "The Opry is the culmination of the blood sweat and tears you put into the moment.. I think hearing those words really drove it home for me." Trey reminisces. "It's magical out there. You have 8.5 minutes to talk and play two songs. It's crazy that we worked six years for 8.5 minutes but it was worth it. Jennifer quips.

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