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Form Old Union's BIO
Imagine a musical road trip through Memphis and Muscle Shoals with side trips to Texas and Detroit, ending up in Macon and you have a idea of the distinctive American rock and roll of Old Union. With musical influences as varied as the individual members, the music of Old Union has been described as fresh and new, yet with a cool retro vibe.
Old Union was formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2001 by Chuck Foster (keyboards and lead vocals), Johnny Zvolensky (guitars), Steve ?Spotty? Swertfeger (guitars and vocals), Ben Bridges (bass and vocals) and David Bryndal (drums). The strong, well-crafted songs and soulful, gritty vocals of Foster remain the heart and soul of the band. With additional songwriting from Zvolensky, Swertfeger and Bridges, Old Union has acquired the reputation as one of the best song-oriented bands working today. With superb musicianship from the twin guitar assault of Swertfeger and Zvolensky and the solid-as-a-rock rhythm section of Bridges and Bryndal, Old Union hits the stage with an aggressive rock edge drenched in Southern soul.
From Zac Brown Band's Bio
When you first see Zac Brown in person you immediately get an infallible feeling that you?ve just encountered somebody very special.
Only in his mid-20?s, Zac possesses an uncanny aura -- in both his personality and in his music -- that is beyond his young years. It is this aura that easily draws people into Zac?s World; a world of jam-packed gigs where post-collegiate kids rub elbows with blue-collar bikers; a world of ?chicken-fried? mayhem where fans toast the sky (domestic beer in hand) to certain parts of songs.
Zac?s love for the great outdoors, warm nights, cold beers, and people in general, comes through in his songs, which are one part personal and sentimental, and another part raucous and downright humorous. If Jimmy Buffet had a younger brother playing music in the Georgia wild, he might be Zac Brown. Zac?s style is acoustic-based, but don?t get the wrong idea, your jaw will drop as you bear witness to Zac?s frantic finger-pickin?, hand-thumpin? nylon-stringed guitar solos.
Added by PulpFaction on February 13, 2006