Our next stop on our Country Music Adventures in NYC brings us to Hill Country BBQ for Nash FM’s Up Close & Country Series. This series brings select listeners to intimate shows featuring different Country Artists. The shows generally last an hour or so and are usually held on a week day evening, or lunch break. They take place in a room downstairs of the venue, complete with a full bar, stage and standing room with a few hi-top cocktail tables.
A quick scope of the room and you will run into a few familiar faces like Radio hosts, Jesse Addy & Shila Nathan.
So, how do you get into these awesome events? It’s kind of simple. Follow Nash on social media. Sign up for their email blasts. Listen & Call in. They host several contests to win tickets and really do the best they can to take care of their biggest fans.
This particular show featured up & comers and one of Rolling Stone’s, ‘Top 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know in 2016’, LANco. The group consists of five guys, singer-lyricist Brandon Lancaster, bassist Chandler Baldwin, multi-instrumentalist Jared Hampton, drummer Tripp Howell and guitarist Eric Steedly.
A lively and energetic group, the guys kicked off the show with one of their own songs, Trouble Maker, from their first, self-titled, EP. (Download it here.) The set consisted of some of their own distinctive jams as well as a few covers, like Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ and Walk The Moon’s, ‘Shut Up & Dance With Me.’ Throughout the show, lead singer, Brandon Lancaster, consistently thanked the crowd, elaborated on the stories behind each song and shared memories of how LANco first began.
So, what does LANco stand for? Lancaster & Company, of course. The idea behind the name is to create a connection to a community built by the bonds of music. “We are LANco, and so are you,” says Lancaster.
LANco, recently signed by Sony Music Nashville, is currently working on their upcoming, full-length debut album. Keep up with the group here & be sure to hit a show when they are in town!
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Peace, Love & Country Music,