Vinyl Season
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Vinyl Season

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The best kept secret in music


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Vinyl Season "Under Gray" debut release.
local air play @ 105.3 WFIV Farragut, Tn.
regional air play @ 96.5 WDOD Chattanooga, Tn.


Feeling a bit camera shy


In the summer of "2001" events began to unfold that would eventually form Vinyl Season. Christian Johnson, who was currently playing in a local garage band, saw Jason Cox sing one night at a bar. Christian already knew Jason because he was the younger brother of one of Christian's high school buddies. Jason's (Garth Brooks, Beatles)pop style and Christian's(Lane Staley, Soundgarden) rock bass made it hard to connect at first, but determined to try Jason learned Christians vocals and started to sing his songs. This finaly freed Christian to sing harmonies that would grow to become part of their trade mark sound.

A little time went by, the boys played some gigs, wrote some songs and then tragedy struck. The boys long time drummer decided to leave the band. A lot of try outs, people almost giving up and real soul searching, then one day Christian gets a call on an add he placed at the local music store. He drove out to meet Michael Emerson at the local sandwich shop and bring him to the studio. A few songs in and the chemistry was obvious. This would form the three pieces that would be the backbone of Vinyl Season.

Just as the boys started to get rolling another set back cost them their rhythm guitarist and practice home. After moving everything to Christian's house, the guys really started writing more songs and pushing forward. Jason finally got his chance at rhythm guitar and the Vinyl Season sound was made.

A long hard season of "2005" came with a packed Fall calendar and a full winter in the studio recording the "Under Gray" album. Once again in the middle of laying tracks for the album, the guys took a hard hit when their lead guitarist couldn't cope with personal issues and left. Not sure what to do with a $7000 project in motion and no lead guitarist, Jesse, the boys producer helped them save their project with smooth tricks, ideas and layers. They finished their album without a lead guitarist and started shopping for a new one. The boys had become used to adversity by now and were determined not to let this one bring them down.

The guys kept on playing and getting tighter while they looked for a new lead guitarist. A lot of guys came and went in the winter months. The guys were getting the duplication for the album done and looking for an early Spring release with or without a lead. They played a couple of early 2006 dates to get tight for the release when Jason ran in to a guy at the car lot changing lights. The guy was cool and they started talking about music. Jason told him about his "need for lead" and the guy just happend to know about Michael Rose, who had just moved up from Georgia to live with his family. Michael came to a couple of practices and the flashy solos mixed with his well versed Jazz funk back ground was impressive to the boys. They worked for a few months and released "Under Gray" to Knoxville, TN. The new sound started growing and demanded their attention on a broader scope. So here we are standing at the door of opportunity waiting for it to open...with our bags packed this time.