Husband and wife rock duo took a pilgrimage to Tennessee. Magic was made, and the Rock Gods approved! Vinyl Sunday, a Nashville rock band, blends southern rock with roots/blues. They have an authentic and unique sound, inspired by: The Band and The Tedeschi Trucks Band as well as ZZ Ward, and Stevie Nicks. You can hear the blending of all these sounds in their new EP A Broken Record. With this EP, the band truly rooted themselves into the rock scene.
The band’s roots came from its founding members, husband and wife team, Andy and Jen Howell. From Louisville, KY, Andy is enthusiastic with a magnetic personality. The whimsically talented keyboardist and vocalist began Vinyl Sunday in his college days. Jen brings the attitude from Buffalo, NY, and has grown into quite a frontwoman, oozing with confidence. She is the bands lead vocalist and provides killer flute licks that’ll take you back to the days of Jethro Tull!
Vinyl Sunday signed a recording contract with Lamon Records Nashville in 2014, and released their first, self-titled, EP in June of 2015. The six-track project was recorded at Quad Studios Nashville, and featured gospel/soul singer, Dawn Freeman. The single of the EP, “Procession,” reached 35 on the AMC Alternative Adult Contemporary top 40 chart. Once the quartet was formed, they went on the road to promote the release of their first EP. After first testing the waters in Louisville, KY, they then took a small tour out to North Carolina, where they headlined their first show at The Double Door Inn in Charlotte.
Once they returned to Nashville, they made venues such as The End, Mercy Lounge and The High Watt, home. Then, in March, they traveled down to Austin, TX to perform at Red Gorilla Festival. After their amazing success on tour, they started recording their next EP. Vinyl Sunday tracked at Tommy’s Tracks, in Nashville, TN, where they kicked it old school, recording on RADAR 24. The dynamic of the group along with tracking live, brings spirit, vibes, and emotion to their four-track masterpiece.
Vinyl Sunday has exploded since their creation in 2014, and is gaining momentum. Each player has found an outlet for creativity, and a lifelong friend, which is apparent when you watch them on stage. With new songs in the works, they look forward to recording their first full-length album!