Easy Roscoe
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Easy Roscoe

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Easy Roscoe Release Debut Album "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'"

Easy Roscoe, a 5-piece self-proclaimed "Party Rock" band, spent over a year working on their first album. They decided to drop "Keep the Dancin' Dancin" during the coldest part of 2015, a sharp contrast to the summery jams contained therein. Underneath the initial sugar-shock of the beachy veneer of the album lies ten tracks of vivid storytelling. Easy Roscoe draws on pop punk, ska, reggae, even some country twang to serve whatever yarn they're spinning, be it about escaped prisoners ("Man in a Cell") working stiffs scrabbling up the ladder ("Happy to See You"), or 21-year-old alcoholics barreling towards the slammer ("Bad Situation".) They're clever without being cloying, and lighthearted while maintaining some bite, and evoke shades of Bradley Nowell and Elvis Costello. "Alright; Regina" was a track about young love that stood out as a favorite and left us craving the smell of sunblock. "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'" is a solid first effort that is going to get some heavy play as we inch towards summer. Follow Easy Roscoe for upcoming events and developments. - The Deli Magazine

"Show Alert: Easy Roscoe Album Release Show at Grimey's"

We covered Easy Roscoe when their album first hit earlier in January. "Keep the Dancin' Dancin'" is a high-spirited album that had a surprising amount of depth beneath it's pop surface. Well, the band is going to be at Grimey's this Thursday for a free album release show. Come out early (6pm) to see the band crank out a few numbers like "Learn to Laugh," then stick around to pick up their debut album. In case you miss Thursday's show, Easy Roscoe has a solid block of March dates coming up: Exit/In 3/9, Soulshine Pizza 3/11, and The End 3/17. Check out website for announcements and the full rundown of their spring shows. - The Deli Magazine


Dj Picks
Hammel - Easy Roscoe – Alright; Regina - Lightning 100

"[PREVIEW] Easy Roscoe Drop New LP| Release Show TONIGHT @ Grimey’s"

Music City, meet local party rockers Easy Roscoe, whose self-described main objective is to make sure their audience/fans have a good time. A pretty noble pursuit. They have recently self-released their debut album, Keep The Dancin’ Dancin’, which you can sample after the jump. Even better? Their FREE, in-store CD release show is TONIGHT at Grimey’s New and Preloved Music. The less-than-a-month-old record has been generating buzz already, and has been getting some airplay on Lightning 100, so see what the fuss is about first hand. Show starts at 6 pm, but the first five people there get a free CD copy of the LP, so hurry hurry and get their extra early! - No Country For New Nashville

"CAPSULE REVIEWS by Mark E. Waterbury"

This fivesome loves to have fun with their music and they transfer that fun attitude to the listener. Whipping up a wild stew of funk, jam, ska and post-punk alt rock, this music tightrope walks the fence between hooky and edgy to perfection. The songs all have that feel-good, infectious quality that can brighten up any day and get you…well, you see the CD title! https://soundcloud.com/easy-roscoe - Mark E. Waterbury

"Easy Roscoe debuts Alright, Regina"

Lightning’s Local Artist of the Week: Easy Roscoe

Ian Fondrk, Logan Coats, Jon Worthy, Austin McFall, and Brian Martin came together in the spirit of finding their own catharsis through music, and with a shared goal of making people smile.

After graduating from Penn State, Fondrk and Worthy picked up their lives and moved into a quote-on-quote “crappy apartment” in Nashville to pursue their music. It was here that the two met McFall, Martin, and a neighbor in an equally crappy apartment across the way, Coats.

Named for their originally easy-listening/acoustic sound, as well as a type of gun in documentary profiling 1920s gangsters, Easy Roscoe tells the stories of their own lives and the people around them through their music.

“Our writing process is different from other bands for sure,” said guitarist and trumpeter Logan Coats. “Everyone in the band writes everything, music and lyrics, and then on ‘New Song Tuesday’ we get together and show each other stuff then start arranging.”

“It is probably worth pointing out that ‘New Song Tuesday’ doesn’t always actually even happen on Tuesdays,” laughed guitarist and ukulele player Jon Worthy. “It just kind of happens all the time. We get together to play everything anyone comes up with, bare bones and acoustic, then start arranging.”

Easy Roscoe is composed of five bandmates with a gradient of differing musical influences; these influences include Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, The Police, and current pop music.

“The whole journey, so far, has consisted of victories and stagnant points, but I’m sure everyone in the band would agree, that’s what makes us a band,” said singer and guitarist Ian Fondrk.

Easy Roscoe dropped their first album, “Keep the Dancin’ Dancin’”, in January. The band starts touring this August, and will be playing at The 5 Spot on August 14th. For more information, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/easyroscoe .

“Everyone should come out and say hi! I know that’s kind of lame, but we’re all very relaxed people,” said Fondrk. “A lot of music coming out now is sort of down-ish stuff. We want to bring a lighthearted feel, help everybody have a good time, and take a different approach to our music.”

Written by Aziza Cunningham - Lightning 100


If you’re looking for a way to catch a great, local band without having to spend much money this weekend, head over to Soulshine Pizza on Friday at 7 p.m. to hear Lightning 100’s Artist of The Week, Easy Roscoe play on the Rooftop Patio for free. Listen to their catchy track “Alright; Regina” and you’ll know you’ve got to hear them play after work on Friday. [MW] - No Country For New Nashville

"SoundHarvest Music Festival"




SoundHarvest Music Festival is pleased to announce the complete lineup for Lightning 100’s 615 Stage at the festival on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Local bands Them Vibes, Cardboard Kids, Derik Hultquist, Vinyl Thief and Easy Roscoe will play at the festival on the Parthenon Lawn in Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Them Vibes formed in East Nashville’s underground rock scene in 2013, and quickly shook the foundations of Music City. Influenced by the raw energy of the Rolling Stones and The Black Crowes, the band has injected new life into rock and roll with their electric live show.

The Nashville rock outfit, Cardboard Kids, grew up as friends in the dense back woods of Tyler, Texas. They played in teenage bands together, and formed Cardboard Kids in 2013 in hopes to create a new sound with the influences of soul and rock. Collectively, the band draws their influences from their upbringing in 90’s rock and R&B, as well as their love for gritty 60’s blues tunes.

Derik Hultquist released Mockingbird’s Mouth in 2014, as well as two EPs with Carnival Music in 2012. Hultquist’s work could lead one to draw obvious comparisons to the likes of Jack Kerouac or John Steinbeck on first listen, but on further inspection might shift toward Langston Hughes or Ernest Hemingway. His writing summons a deeper examination of the ordinary.

Alt-pop outfit Vinyl Thief is at the crest of an exciting wave of Nashville indie-pop musicians. The band started building buzz with 2012’s Rebel Hill EP, scoring attention from Paste Magazine. With a full-length album, an EP, and several singles released, Vice’s Noisey, NYLON Magazine, Consequence of Sound, and The Onion’s AV Club have all jumped onboard Vinyl Thief’s synthy and infectious sound.

Easy Roscoe aims to bring the fun back to rock music. The five friends draw on their easy-going relationship to craft their presence on stage – and also add instrumentation, such as ukulele and trumpet, to create a party-like feel.

“We cannot wait to showcase Nashville’s local talent on Lightning 100’s 615 Stage,” SoundHarvest Festival Director Monica Copciac said. “Each of these bands brings something unique to the table, and is a sampling of the diverse music scene in Nashville.”

SoundHarvest Music Festival is sponsored in part by Bluewater Music, Lightning 100, Monster Energy, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Musicians Corner, Sarah and David Ingram, Ticketfly, D&D Events, The Nashville Scene, Do615, BMI, SESAC, ASCAP, The Country Nashville, The Vanderbilt Hustler, and War Memorial Auditorium. Thistle Farms and The Cumberland River Compact will be onsite as part of SoundHarvest’s local non-profit spotlight.

Tickets to SoundHarvest are $45 in advance and $55 at the door and are available for purchase now at Ticketfly or at www.soundharvest.com. There are also a limited number of $100 advance /$150 door VIP tickets available that include a private viewing area with catering, exclusive bar, and private restrooms.

Visit www.soundharvest.com and follow SoundHarvest on Facebook for more information and lineup additions.
- See more at: http://soundharvest.com/2015/10/07/soundharvest-music-festival-announces-full-lineup-for-lightning-100s-615-stage/#sthash.QuUy6ZL5.dpuf -

"Attic Session"

Easy Roscoe formed when college friends-turned-bandmates Ian Fondrk and Jon Worthy made the move from their college town to Nashville. With the addition of vocalist and guitarist Logan Coats, bassist Austin McFall, and drummer Brian Martin, Easy Roscoe completed their lineup for the ultimate “fun, party time” band. Easy Roscoe recently won the opportunity to perform in War Memorial Auditorium's The Attic Lounge at the SoundHarvest Homegrown Harvest competition . The band plays a few tunes and shares insights on their writing style and influences in this month’s Attic Session. - War Memorial Auditorium

"No Country For New Nashville Acme Feed & Seed Showcase"

Last up were the big, big sounds from Easy Roscoe. With a setlist full of party rock anthems like “Alright; Regina,” it was a must that they close out the showcase, for fear that the more tepid tourists (just there for fried chicken) might be scared off. From the jump, they were full of energy and bounded around stage, engaging the crowd, which seemed to be pretty full of loyal ER fans. An especially vocal/active group of younger female fans pushed tables aside to dance together closer to the stage. Based on the reactions of audience members, these guys definitely have the vibe of a band on verge, with every song seeming to go bigger than the last, each supplying radio ready hooks. They mentioned a new record was the works for them as well, and closed with yet another banger that seemed to leave the crowd in near hysterics. They even got the very rare Acme encore (since it’s usually very strict start/stop times), and jammed out a number that seemed mostly impromptu, to all of our delight. - No Country For New Nashville


Keep the Dancin' Dancin'




In the brisk December 2015 breeze, Easy Roscoe embarked on their expedition to create their second record. Three months later, they emerged with a warm, soulfully matured blend of good times and good vibes party rock. The new EP, Piñata, is a conduit to Easy Roscoe’s fun atmosphere and catchy story telling lyrics. Their affection for replacing the day’s worries with good vibes shows up throughout the EP on songs like “Green Leather Jacket” and “Roll Baby Roll”. “If you can’t bob your head to this, then you don’t have a head.” This being the whimsical phrase uttered in the control room during the recording of Piñata and a motto that pretty much sums up this second record from Easy Roscoe.

Seemingly by fate, Easy Roscoe formed in a dingy, Nashville apartment complex by chance in 2014. Originally conceived as a singer and two guitar players, they played their good-vibes brand of rock around town acoustically. Gaining a bassist and drummer within their first six months, the band continued to trudge forward, playing as many shows as they could pack in. After a year or so, Easy Roscoe entered the studio to create their first record, Keep the Dancin’ Dancin’ (KDD). In January 2015, the light-hearted, summery, storytelling record was released and set out to spread its good vibes. The Deli Magazine said, “Keep the Dancin' Dancin' is a solid first effort that is going to get some heavy play as we inch towards summer.” and Capsule Reviews said, “The songs all have that feel-good, infectious quality that can brighten up any day and get you…well, you see the CD title!”

The single off KDD, Alright; Regina, received radio play from Lightning 100 and Radio Free Nashville, creating a launching pad that catapulted the band through the summer of 2015, landing them in No Country For New Nashville’s Local Harvest contest. Vying for a spot on the Sound Harvest Music Festival line up, Easy Roscoe won the contest thanks to their increasingly fun energetic show and performed at the Festival in October 2015. Rounding out the year was the conception of their next record, Piñata, where again, their good vibes and good times shine through in a matured, solaced sound, primed to hit the airwaves in June of 2016.

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