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The Empty Room


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    Little Boy Departs
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    Kingdom of Light
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    I Couldn't Cry With You
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    Fearing the Juggernaut
The Empty Room began as a friendship between Jason Clarke and Daniel Cartledge early in their university days.
At first heavily influenced by heavy alternative rock, things changed as the duo progressed through their music education and played in front of their first crowds. By the time they graduated from college the duo had become a trio with the addition of Dan’s wife, Jen Cartledge. It was during this period of stress and tension that the band developed their signature three part harmony.
A couple of years after their graduation, the band moved to Louisville to start afresh. The small town they lived in in rural Virginia was resistant to any form of experimentation or anything outside of country and bluegrass. Louisville was refreshing in its diversity and openness to new and different forms of music. After adding Chris Miller, a wonderful and talented drummer, in early 2018 the band has been playing the circuit in hopes of expanding their base and bringing a satisfying experience to listeners of all kinds.
The Empty Room’s sound depends on the collaborative effort of two songwriters as opposed to a singular controlling creative. Daniel Cartledge’s guitar or piano may be the foundation of some songs, but others are crafted from Jason Clarke’s bass or piano.
The Empty Room released their first LP in April 2018 and recently dropped their new EP, She Wasn’t Enough, in February of 2019. They are currently in the studio preparing their next release.


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