The group is fronted by brothers Taylor Powell (lead vocals) and Blake Powell (lead guitar). The Powell Brothers spent the first half of 2018 promoting their radio single “Coming Home.” The single enjoyed much success on the charts, spending seven weeks in the Top 20 on both the TRRR and CDX Traction Texas radio charts. The group’s new single, “Somewhere Down The Road,” released to radio on August 13th and was recognized as the highest debuting single on the chart. Both singles were produced by Scott Quintana and engineered/mixed by Gena Johnson (“A Star Is Born” soundtrack, Zac Brown Band, Brandi Carlile) and will be featured on “Leave on the Light,” the band’s first full length record coming out in February of 2019.
On a fateful day in a weary city, two ex-rockers met at a Steak and Shake over a couple of Frisco melts and shakes. They had come together, two like minded strangers, to plot an expedition into a rugged country, a place miles away from commercial radio, some place off the grid of manufactured music.
Aaron Nicely and Kyle Buck knew they wanted a driving acoustic act, something that tied to the older and harsher world of bluegrass and roots music, but it was unfamiliar terrain, so they invited John Bahler along on the trip as a guide.
When things really got rolling, they added Davey Avenatti to fill out the sound, and since the four of them have come together, the Stampede String Band has become one of the hottest bands in the state of Indiana. They’ve stumbled onto a powerful blend of roots and rock, of tradition and creativity, and of honesty and energy that has struck a chord with thousands of listeners.
Because they weren't the only ones with a vision. While they thought they were heading into uncharted territory, at every step they have found fellow pilgrims. They have found that the modern world is full of people who have grown weary of manufactured culture, and who have already set out on a quest for a life that’s true, or honest, or simple, or humble.
So far the journey has been incredible. It’s been a lot of sweat and hard work, but it’s been the deepest kind of pleasure.
Three Years Waiting is a celebration of the journey, and in every note you can feel the anticipation of what lies ahead. That rumbling in your bones is a sure sign that this is gonna be big.
Thanks for joining the Stampede.
It’s not enough to say Harley Poe write songs about monsters. Harley Poe sing about being monsters. In the band’s world, the vampires, werewolves, serial killers, and cannibals take center stage.
Harley Poe is an acoustic horror folk rock band with punk influences. They are similar in style to Violent Femmes. Their lyrics however, are extremely dark, with many references to horror movie subculture.
All of Harley Poe's initial members came from the now defunct Christian band Calibretto 13. Upon disbanding in late 2004, Joseph Whiteford (vocals and guitar), Chad Serhal (bass), and Christopher Thomas (drums) went on to record an album under the name Harley Poe. "In the Dark", which had originally been planned as a new Calibretto 13 album, was released in November of that year. Whiteford tours and records with a new band now; Serhal and Thomas are now involved in their own bands.
"The Dead and the Naked" was released in August 2006 and includes some new material in addition to live versions of songs from the previous album.
In 2015, Joe Whiteford announced on his blog that Harley Poe would be going on "indefinite hiatus," citing a need to "give this demon some time off." Whiteford marked the hiatus of Harley Poe by releasing the album "Fallen Down," a collection of recordings done almost entirely on Whiteford's phone.
In January 2016, however, Whiteford announced that he had reformed the band and was working on recording yet another album. "I'm thinking that music is a part of me," Whiteford wrote on his personal Facebook page, "It flows. I can't stop it. When something is on my mind, I write about it (…) It's a gift."