Sony Music/Essential Records Duo PawnShop kings To Play Two Nashville Shows
“THE WHISKEY JAM” at Winners on Monday, March 31
THE BILLY BLOCK SHOW at Mercy Lounge on Tuesday, April 1
Reviews Rave on PawnShop kings Saying a “band that hits you on all levels” and “In the search for authenticity in music … Southern California band, PawnShop kings is the perfect choice.”
Southern California duo and Sony Music/Essential Records recording artists PawnShop kings will bring their soulful, southern, blues sounding high-energy live show to Nashville next week to play “The Whiskey Jam” on Monday, March 31. The Whiskey Jam, founded by singer/ songwriter Josh Hoge and artist Ward Guenther, is a free event
that takes place every Monday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Winners (1930 Division Street). The weekly jam session has attracted many surprise guests and famous faces including Randy Rogers, Will Hoge, David Nail, OneRepublic and Tonic to name a few.
The Sony ATV Publishing duo will then hit the stage at the Mercy Lounge on Tuesday night (April 1) for the famed The Billy Block Show. Second only to the Grand Ole Opry and Midnight Jamboree as Nashville’s longest running LIVE radio show and concert series, Billy Block has been instrumental in helping some of the biggest stars dreams come true. Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Trisha Yearwood have all been a part of Billy Block’s weekly concert series, radio shows and television shows over the years.
For a sampling of PawnShop kings music and style click HERE to watch the lyric videos for the songs on the PSk EP
Brothers Scott and Joel Owen, native Californians with deep family roots in the south, formed PawnShop kings after years of playing music together. Their recently released five song EP is packed with the southern, soulful and Americana sounds that have influenced them. Their unique blend was perfected and developed with two of the industry’s most respected producers Phil Madeira (The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris) and Lynn Nichols (Mat Kearney, MuteMath).
PawnShop kings has been receiving great reviews for PSk EP.
“incredibly powerful statement that should easily garner them well earned widespread attention and acclaim” and “PSk is an all too short trip through the brothers’ brilliant blend of rock, pop, and soul/gospel/blues sound.” – Shutter16 Magazine
“They have all elements to strike various charts from country to Top 40.” – Evigshed Mag
“Together they create this wonderful sound that is a blend of Americana, gospel and some blues that is delivered with soul.” – My Random Jukebox
The brothers grew up on the coast of California which they say “has been extremely influential in shaping our reality. We grew up on the coast, and feel that nothing on earth in more grounding and inspiring than the ocean.” However Scott says, “the relationships and experiences from the years spent with our extended family in the South (Arkansas) have made the greatest impact.” He continues, “Everything I am is affected by those experiences. To this day, I can smell the air at my grandfather’s lake plantation outside West Memphis, Arkansas. I can feel the water, warm on the surface and cool five inches below. I can hear the crickets, tree frogs and the voices of the people. I can smell the soil and taste of the food. I can see the roads, the bridge, the general store… Our music, relationships, desires, and the way we see the world and treat people all centers around the learning done in this environment.”
“The further along we go, the more apparent the impact becomes of those times and experiences in everyday life. Our writing and music is the crossing of these worlds, the West Coast and the American South, one no less vital than the other.”
Scott and Joel’s musical influences are reminiscent and deeply ingrained in the sounds of their music. Collectively they are influenced by The Beatles, Bob Marley, Staples Singers and Stevie Wonder. Older brother Scott is a huge fan of California Folk Rock: CSNY, Jackson Browne and the Eagles. As well as acts like Led Zeppelin, Cream, Allman Brothers, Toad The Wet Sprocket and Cat Stevens. Joel adds in his influences of being a fan of Run D.M.C, the Beastie Boys as well as instrumental music like Groove Armada, Pleg and Copy as well as British bands Oasis and Radiohead.
With the influences of growing up and living in Southern California, being deeply impacted and influenced by their memories of time spent at their grandfather’s lake plantation in Arkansas and coupled with their variety of musical influences is where the unique and blended sound of PawnShop kings was born and raised.
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