Established in Birmingham, AL, The Brook & The Bluff is a four-piece band that consists of front man Joseph Settine, drummer John Canada, guitarist Alec Bolton and bassist Fred Lankford.
The Brook & The Bluff have quickly become recognized for their evocative blend of instrumental talent and vocal harmony. These elements are readily apparent in the band’s debut track, “Masks.” Having initially gained momentum via Spotify, the song has helped spur the band forward in their musical pursuits.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Carly Bannister offers a refreshing take on the Nashville sound. Bannister draws on the engaging melodies of icons like Kacey Musgraves while invoking the raw lyric of artists like Brandi Carlile, allowing for a wide but sincere appeal. Bannister’s songwriting is at once witty, searching, and disarming—she conveys dense, complex emotions through fresh and singable melodies, resulting in songs both weighty and weightless.