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Through the eyes of Hunter Duncan, life is a culmination of past pleasantries and earnest emotions mused through a pocket full of songs.
A Columbia, South Carolina native transplanted to Nashville, Duncan’s project, Yosef, paints his tracks with an introspective loneliness, narrating the life of this singer-songwriter. Drawing from the influences of musical pioneers Nirvana and Ryan Adams, Yosef reflects on the modern soul’s relationships with faith, drinking, and love to reveal the complicated realities of the human experience.
Yosef started his musical roots with his first album Run Wild, a formation of identity through broken-hearted ballads. Eventually retreating to the acoustic guitar as his canvas, Yosef began writing a series of intimate songs, ultimately developing into his limited run release, Learn To Endure. Since then, he has played countless shows across the country, performing at festivals and your local dive haunts.
“Clever conversations, that’s what songwriting is to me. I’ve never been able to say what I want to say immediately and it always takes time, but songwriting is my chance to shout the comebacks I never had, and say the things I wanted to say but never did.” said Hunter Duncan.
Yosef will be releasing his debut full-length, Are You Still There? later this summer, which is a collection of stories told from the perspective of the songwriter looking at the times behind him. Yosef will also be touring across the south and midwest in the coming months.
Younggun southern rock outfit Sweettalker blend a warm vintage sound with rambunctious performance.
"Building and refining this project has been a long process but we’re stoked on how it turned out and even more thrilled to finally be hitting the road, doing what we love.” says frontman David Brown. “We took our time to be sure this music is as honest and genuine as possible.” added guitar player and vocalist Ryan Pattengale - “We’re not interested in promoting gimmicks or sucking up. This band is about challenging the common way and chasing a dream with your friends. That’s what we wanted to shine through, and that’s what we hope listeners will connect with.”
The first single, “Jenny” is slated for release in January, 2016. Sweettalker most of 2015 commuting from Nashville to Atlanta to record at Glow In The Dark with Matt McClellan (Devil Wears Prada, Dinner & A Suit) Details for their upcoming releases, pictures, tour dates, music and more can be found on their websitehttp://www.sweettalker.co/