BRADENTON, Florida – September 30, 2015 – Local Americana-rock band, The Western Sons, comprised of Bradenton natives Tyler Cohenour (21) and Kyle Meggison (19), along with Garrett Carr (22) and Blake Rigdon (21), both from Cocoa Beach, return to Bradenton on October 6th, 2015 to headline a show at Ace’s Live (4343 Palma Sola Blvd, Bradenton, FL). After being signed to LRH records, the group spent the last year recording a debut album, which is set be released later this year. The Western Sons have been busy playing shows, including opening for national acts such as Young the Giant, Andy Grammar and American Authors, in addition to Orlando-based bands like SWIMM and Pathos Pathos. Their upcoming show at Ace’s will be their first headlining performance in Bradenton since leaving to record their album in Satellite Beach.
The band will take the stage from 8-10pm on Tuesday, the 6th, and there will be no cover charge for the show. “After 3 months in a rehearsal space, we are beyond excited to return to the town that bred us, and perform the music that we have given everything to create” says lead singer Carr.
All band members are exceptionally talented musicians who have been playing multiple instruments from a young age. Carr, Rigdon and Cohenour formed the band while at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and brought Manatee High-grad Kyle Meggison on as their drummer last fall. In addition to their album, they have recorded and produced two music videos with Producer Nicholas Benik. “I immediately saw potential in the guys,” says Benik, “and within a month offered to sign them to a development deal with my label, LRH Records…if I’ve ever seen the elements of success line up all at once, from the sound, the look, work ethic and the genuine passion for creating and playing the music, this would be it.”
The musicians are alumnus of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Palmetto, Fl. that helps emerging artists get a head start in their musical careers, and is most notably recognized for its role in the success of American Idol finalist Sam Woolf. “They’re a talented group,” said Couch, “and have a great future in the business.”
The Western Sons will be making a number of stops in Florida over the next few weeks as they complete their mini-tour, and they expect their hometown show to be one of the largest. “We’re all very excited about our return to Bradenton, essentially the birthplace of the Western Son’s live performances… we’ve heard great things about Ace’s Live and are thrilled to be playing there” says Cohenour, vocalist and rhythm guitarist.
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To find more about The Western Sons, check out their Facebook page (Facebook.com/thewesternsons), Twitter (@thewesternsons), Instagram (@theWesternSons) and Youtube (The Western Sons), or email them at WesternSonBand@gmail.com