Lateral Blue is a four piece bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tennessee that incorporates styles of acoustic music into their repertoire which are adjacent to bluegrass, including western swing, jazz, and folk tunes.
Control Burn’s diverse interests and influences, from bluegrass and country to blues, jazz and rock, have helped create a sound that is familiar and relatable, yet unexpected and dynamic.
Logan Magness performs upbeat melodies with consummate guitar work and soulful, instantly likable vocals.
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Lateral Blue is a four piece bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tennessee. They met at a bluegrass jam and immediately felt a sense of musical companionship. Each member comes from a different musical background and adds a unique point of view to the music. This group of young musicians incorporates styles of acoustic music into their repertoire which are adjacent to bluegrass, including western swing, jazz, and folk tunes.
The band is dedicated to creating high quality acoustic music. They can tailor performances for concerts and private events and draw from multiple styles of music to create a memorable music experience.
Control Burn came together in the spring of 2014. After meeting mandolinist Jay Moore at a local jam session in Marietta, Georgia, guitarist Harris Kendrick suggested that they get together with bassist Tyler Kufta. Harris didn't realize that Tyler and Jay actually knew each other, having played together several years before in the renowned Bluegrass Music Program at East Tennessee State University. Against this backdrop of reunion and friendship, the trio met at Tyler's house for an informal jam session.
All three members quickly became aware of the dynamic musical chemistry between them at this first session, jamming and calling out tunes into the early hours of the morning. The contagious energy created in that first night of playing led them to get together frequently and quickly they realized something special was going on. In other words, they sounded pretty damn good.
The trio’s diverse interests and influences, from bluegrass and country to blues, jazz and rock, have helped create a sound that is familiar and relatable, yet unexpected and dynamic. They can burn a fiddle tune at a blazing tempo, then turn on a dime and play a haunting waltz, sing a Bakersfield country number, or cover a classic rock song without anything feeling affected or put-on. The freedom of playing in a small group and crossing musical boundary lines has started these three musicians on an exciting journey – and they invite you to come along.
Logan Magness was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, a town steeped in musical heritage, and home to the most famous recording studios in the world, but it wasn’t until moving to San Francisco after college that Magness became serious about songwriting. A self-taught singer and guitarist with a smooth, shut-up-and-listen tenor, Magness found comfort in the solitude of his tiny studio apartment, “It just happened, like I was struck by something and became obsessed with songs. I couldn’t stop writing and I fell in love with the craft, how personal it could be. I haven’t listened to music the same since. It’s a blessing and a curse.”
Memphis on My Mind is the debut LP from Magness, an introspective look back at 5 years spent living in San Francisco, falling both in and out of love with the people and city around him. “The perspective matured as I did, and I think that comes through on the second half of the record. Side A is self-critical, l was finding out what was important to me and as a result consciously uprooting thing that weren’t intended. The narrative unravels and then sort of stitches itself back together by the end. That wasn’t intentional, it was just me, so yeah, it’s personal.”