Melody Walker, lead singer and principal songwriter for Front Country, joins us for a deep dive into the band’s new album Impossible World and the themes of social justice in her songwriting. During this discussion, facilitated by PineCone Executive Director David Brower, Walker will perform songs from the record and touch on her songwriting process as well. There will be time for questions and answers during this program, too.
Front Country is a band on the precipice of a metamorphosis. As multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and composers, the instrumentation and setting have always been secondary to the musical vision that comes through no matter what stage they take. For a band with a genre in their name, genre has always been elusive for Front Country, as they refuse to pick sides or be constrained by any expectations outside their own singular aesthetic. From their beginnings in the San Francisco Bay Area to their new hometown of Nashville, TN, Melody Walker, Adam Roszkiewicz, and Jacob Groopman have been on a journey to discover a sound. While making their third album – their first in Music City – they feel closer than ever to what fans have heard in them all along. SLC Weekly called it “Rugged Americana and Purposeful Pop,” and that seems as close as anything to describe the Front Country sound. To them, their namesake is about pushing the envelope, but never losing sight of their roots.
NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.