We first saw Kopecky Family Band last year on the first night we ever recorded The Warm Up. They were playing with Nashville’s now defunct Parachute Musical and Star & Micey, and we knew as soon as they played their first song that we just had to have them come to Ardent to record with us! That’s a lot of firsts!
We finally got our chance this afternoon when they visited us before their first show at The Hi-tone Cafe tonight. Not only were they a delight to spend the afternoon with, they played a brand new song off their forthcoming album, Kids Raising Kids. It was their first time to premiere it outside of recording it – how lucky are we?
Like all families, Kopecky Family Band beats with the same heart and writes in the same blood. ‘The Family’ began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall of 2007. What began as late night talks about life and dreams gradually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music that has led to numerous tours, including adventures to CMJ, SXSW and Bonnaroo, three EP releases and friendships across the country.
Leading the family are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), and David (drums). The music is emotive, and evokes raw honesty and vulnerability, whilst capturing your attention through its unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like 6-piece challenge the listener’s ear while still offering sweet melodies to sing along with.