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Kopecky Family Band - Artist To Watch December 2012

December's Artist To Watch is the Kopecky Family Band, one of the most exciting acts to come out of Nashville’s recent hotbed of indie music.

Despite their name, what the band lacks in shared DNA is overpowered by a sense of shared musical vision and heart. What originally started out as a hopeful dream soon became reality in the fall of 2007, when then Nashville based septet first started playing together. Featuring a mix of guitars, vocals, drums, bass, violin and cello, the large group has an eccentric sound, which they eloquently describe as being "composed, intelligent, well-arranged, textured, energetic, approachable, welcoming and real, toe-tapping, haunting melodies, causing the listener to lean in and listen hard."

The Nashville band recently released their debut album, Kids Raising Kids. They played XPN's Free At Noon last June. You can listen to the performance here.


Recent Release: Kids Raising Kids
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Label: Blassnote
Hometown: Nashville