Once upon a time... Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Beatles, Mates of State, Eddie Brickell, Simon & Garfunkel, Shawn Colvin, Chopin, Beethoven, The Head & the Heart, Joy Division, and Indigo Girls all made love and had a baby ... and Sezessionville Road was born, an Alt Folk/Americana/Rock band from Western North Carolina. That description covers a lot of ground and hints at a bit of eclecticism which a spin of their first collection of songs bares out. Just take a listen to their album entitled:
Light 'n Shade Brigade: Sound Tranzition Tranzmission.
The songs on this album range from heart warming Americana (Love We Have, We've Seen a Light), to Rock 'n Roll (We're Alright, I Feel Fear), Introspective Pop Rock (No Authority, Neil Young), Celtic style laments (Two Crosses) to gritty Country (Wild Horses). Each song is deeply felt and all of them feature tight harmonies. Sezessionville Road mixes each show with a strong set of well chosen covers in the same vein as their original compositions for a sure-fire, crowd pleasing mix.
This band serves as a bridge of understanding and clarity for humanity as the world traverses these transitionary and evolutionary times. Their lyrics address the core of human fears, as well as the depth and love of human beauty, weaved with harmonic melodies that awaken and ease the soul.
The bands mission: To lure human ears away from chaos and conflict - not by avoiding such human experience - but rather, moving through it. And as we do this together, realizing the possibility of tapping into our deepest realms... that place where all are welcome, all are equal, all are divine love. Not just by lip service - but authentic actualization.
Alpine Eliot Beck and D.D. Wulf are veterans of the music scene in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Alpine is a classically trained pianist, and singer-songwriter, who comes from a family of musicians. Her grandparents used to play with the likes of Bill Monroe, and participated in a weekly music radio show in Western North Carolina, the predecessor of WNCW. D.D. is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and the producer of the afore-mentioned album.