Friday, July 7, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Roanoke is a rising folk/americana band based out of Nashville, TN. Led by Joey Beesley (lead vocals, guitar) and Taylor Dupuis (lead vocals), the two come together to create rich harmonies and unforgettable songs of love, heartbreak, and exploration. Joined by band members Zach Nowak (mandolin and vocals), Kyle Breese (drums, banjo, and harmonica), and Jo Cleary (violin), Roanoke uses their undeniable musical chemistry to create a unique and captivating sound full of cultural influences, roots instrumentation, and catchy, memorable melodies. Their self-titled debut album Roanoke is an invigoratingly classic Americana album filled with modern yet vintage tunes that make the audience sit and listen to a back-porch tale in true Americana fashion. The stories told in Roanoke are relatable, real-life tales of struggles, adventure, love, and heartbreak, such as “Heavy Goodbyes,”which is about coming to terms with having to leave someone you love, or the deep message in “Jordan” which touches on struggles with faith. With the album, Roanoke has struck a balance between the narrative songwriting of folk, the ear candy appeal of pop, and the roots authenticity of country music and are set to shake the alternative Americana folk scene in no time.