Kopecky Family Band
Nashville's Kopecky Family Band isn't a family in the specific sense, but a close community of friends who generate a kind of diversely instrumented and melodic folk-pop together.
Founded by Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon in 2007 after a dorm room jam, the group eventually stabilized with a lineup of Kopecky (vocals, keyboards, and bass), Simon (vocals, guitar, and horns), Steven Holmes (guitar, lap steel guitar), David Krohn (drums), Markus Midkiff (cello, guitar, and keyboards), and Corey Oxendine (bass, guitar, and horns), and it's a versatile group, with members often switching to different instruments, all of which gives the Kopecky Family Band a broad sonic palette. The band released three EPs, Embraces (2008) and The Disaster and Of Epic Proportions (both in 2010), before signing with ATO Records and issuing a debut full-length album, Kids Raising Kids, in the spring of 2013. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi