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CHEVY DOWNS The new Americana super group

Indiana natives and veteran singer/songwriters David Moore and Tim Jones have teamed up to front the six-man "blue-eyed, bluegrass, country soul" ensemble, CHEVY DOWNS. Both Moore and Jones are well known to local, regional and national audiences having fronted two of the top Indiana-based bands of the 1990s -- the indie rock band, Chamberlain, and the Sony 550/Epic Records band, Old Pike. They have now turned their vocal and songwriting talents to the creation of the kind of country, roots and bluegrass-styled music they grew up with and have always loved.

Described by David Lindquist of the Indianapolis Star as the "new Americana super group," the band's line-up reads like a who's who in the Indianapolis music scene:  Jason Brammer (Old Pike) on bass, Seth Greathouse (Chamberlain) on mandolin and banjo, John Byrne (Mere Mortals) on pedal steel, dobro and guitar and Andrew Snyder on drums. Although members of the group reside across the country from Los Angeles to Indianapolis and Chicago to Nashville, they find time to get together to do what they most enjoy: play the kind of music they were raised on to an audience that is reminded why they want to hear live music in the first place.

Songs like "I'm Not Puttin' You On (When I Tell You to Take Off)," "Whiskey, Cards and Women," and "Jesus, Heal My Hangover Today" turn the band's live performance into a barn-burning conflagration of authentic American roots music made memorable by passionate vocals, stellar instrumentation and a bit of fun tossed in for good measure. To create the light-hearted side of their on-stage dynamic, each member of the group has adopted a name and persona to become the Downs Brothers, whose vocal antics in their finale presentation of the old gospel song, "We Shall All Be Reunited," evoke smiles and laughter.

Immersed in the music they love, and reveling in the down-home experience they bring to their audiences, CHEVY DOWNS delivers a fine repertoire of Americana songs and a thoroughly engaging live performance.  Watch for the release of their debut album this summer.

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