The Tuten Brothers
Backup Planet, Sarah Elizabeth
Thu · March 16, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is all ageshttps://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1429907/
Hailing from the city most well known as the home of chart-topping bands like R.E.M. and B-52s, The Tuten Brothers seem to be inspired by the legacy of their town. They've already made a big splash in the Athens and Atlanta music scenes, playing for packed houses at the iconic 40 Watt Club, Smiths Olde Bar and the Georgia Theatre after the release their debut single, 'Southern Sunrise', which had a 10-week stint on 94.9 The Bull.
After the success of Southern Sunrise, which they recorded in a spare bedroom of their cousins house in Athens, GA, the band took to the studio to record an album in Nashville, TN with Alex Gilson of Gold Cassette Productions. The brothers released their new EP, featuring the single ‘Why You Gotta’ and fan favorite ‘Sarah,’ with a headlining gig at the Georgia Theatre. Currently, ‘Why You Gotta’ is being featured on 94.9 the Bull. Their debut EP is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and most major platforms.
Music brings me joy. I was singing from the time that I could talk. Following the footsteps of my mother, I started playing piano at the age of 6. I picked up a 6-string at the age of 14 and taught myself to play. I wrote my first song when I was 15 and stepped foot into a studio for the first time when I was 17. At that time, I joined the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
My parents had a large influence in cultivating my passion for music. I give all the credit to my family for my eccentric taste: Cheap Trick, Run DMC, Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre, Queen, The Doobie Brothers, Emmy Lou Harris, Aerosmith (my first crush was Steven Tyler), Led Zepplin, Bob Dylan, and all the way to 90’s alternative. I’ve always been known as the chatter bug, who skipped naptime in Kindergarten to “talk life” with my teacher and later serenade young boys on the playground. While riding around the farm, Daddy let me listen to classic country twang. This seemingly harmless entertainment led to numerous apologies in the grocery store for my vivid and theatrical performance of Reba’s “Fancy.”
Before moving to upstate South Carolina for a few years, I completed an internship for music in Texas where I was first introduced to casting for NBC’s “The Voice.” This was a spark to ignite the flame under my dream. Since leaving the Lone Star state, I have joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International, started co-writing with other local artists, and continued writing my own music. From wooden church pews to grungy bar stools, music has given me the opportunity to play throughout the southeast at a number of incredible venues, team with a fellow musician to open for Ben Rector (2014), open for Boyce Avenue (2015), and now share my music in the same city that REM got their start.
In the past year I've written, re-written, recorded, and launched an EP titled "A Taste of My Roots." I've been lucky enough to play a sold out Eddie's Attic along side Athens Country-Duo "Laughlin." I've gotten loud at the 420 Tavern, competed in a "shoot-out" of songwriters in EOP at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, and checked the historic "40 Watt Club" off my bucket list! I've held off the nervous butterflies as I took the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, and I've watched my Daddy's eyes tear up as he saw me perform my first solo project on the stage of Live Wire Athens. It’s a long ride, but I’m finding joy in the journey. I couldn’t have made it where I’m today without the love and support that I have received from friends, families, and fellow musicians. I want my music to influence others the way so many others have influenced me.
This is where I come from.
This is me.
This is a taste of my roots.
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601