The Western Sons
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The Western Sons

Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Nashville, TN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock


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""Take a Shot Magazine" Feature (Nothing New)"

Nothing New Music Video Write-up -

"TOP 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY (Ticket Sarasota Feature)"

The Western Sons show in Sarasota voted into "Top 5 Events" -

""The Western Sons Send Their Love""

"Send My Love Music Video Write Up" -

""Shows I Go To" Write up"

"Shows I Go To" Write up -

"The Western Sons, an Eclectic Tampa Treasure"

A recent group is on the rise within the grassroots music movement of Tampa. The Western Sons, a trio of talented musicians with styles as eclectic as their influences, have lit a metaphoric fire under the resting body of the Florida blues scene.

My exposure to the trio dates back a brief bit, as I am fortunate enough have a close friendship with Blake Rigdon, the guitarist of The Western Sons. I met Blake during my sophomore year of college in a philosophy course focused on formal logic. Needless to say, music was a common interest. Specifically, we shared the interest for music with true substance, music with depth. That very search led to serious musical undertaking. Blake and Garrett Carr have been playing music together since their sixth grade talent show, while Blake and Tyler Cohenour met as freshmen at the University of South Florida and had been writing songs together during their freshman and sophomore year. Upon the trio’s formation and some serious stage time, the Sons have recently caught the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer Willie Baker, who has notably produced talents such as Justin Timberlake, Pink! and Beyonce. I decided to have a short Q&A with Blake on the details of the trio, which revealed a peak into the artistry that is The Western Sons.

What served as a springboard to start this group? Was it just a happy accident?

The real motivation to start this group was to put a name to all the music that we wanted to play and record. It was kind of a “why not” thing that turned into something that all three of us became very committed to. - Shaheen Nouri

""Real Magic TV" Feature"

Send My Love (Feature) -

""Hype Magazine" Feature"

"Hype Magazine" Feature (Send My Love- Video) -

"American Pride Magazine- Interview"

American Pride Magazine- Interview -

"Fan Pop- Send My Love Feature"

Send My Love Feature -

"Behind The Music- AVA Live Radio"

Radio Interview -

"The Western Sons return to Bradenton for hometown show"

BRADENTON -- Americana-rock band, The Western Sons, comprised of Bradenton natives Tyler Cohenour, 21, and Kyle Meggison, 19, along with Garrett Carr, 22, and Blake Rigdon, 21, from Cocoa Beach, return to Bradenton to headline a show from 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Ace’s Live, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd

After being signed to LRH records, the group spent the last year recording a debut album, which is set be released later this year.

The Western Sons have been opening for national acts such as Young the Giant, Andy Grammar and American Authors, in addition to Orlando-based bands such as SWIMM and Pathos Pathos. Their show at Ace’s will be their first headlining performance in Bradenton since leaving to record their album in Satellite Beach.

There will be no cover charge for the show.

“After three months in a rehearsal space, we are beyond excited to return to the town that bred us, and perform the music that we have given everything to create” says lead singer Carr.

Carr, Rigdon and Cohenour formed the band while at the University of South Florida in Tampa and brought Manatee High grad Kyle Meggison on as their drummer last fall.

In addition to their album, they have recorded and produced two music videos with producer Nicholas Benik.

“I immediately saw potential in the guys,” says Benik, “and within a month offered to sign them to a development deal with my label, LRH Records. If I’ve ever seen the elements of success line up all at once, from the sound, the look, work ethic and the genuine passion for creating and playing the music, this would be it.”

The musicians are alumnus of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Palmetto that helps emerging artists get a start in their musical careers, and is most notably recognized for its role in the success of "American Idol" finalist Sam Woolf.

“They’re a talented group,” said Couch, “and have a great future in the business.”

Read more here: - HERALD STAFF REPORT

"The Social"

From the sons' show at The Social -

"Rive Video- Send My Love (Feature)"

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"Beat 100- Feature"

Send My Love (Feature) -

"Music Existence- Feature"

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Still working on that hot first release.