It is June 9th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
Each week we feature an artist or band with varying genres. Some are a little more metal, some are a little more pop. But, the one thing they all have in common is their extreme talent and dedication. And, the duo getting this week's featured spot shows just that.
Next Town Down is a unique country/pop/rock duo from Ajax and Pickering, Ontario. Matt Lionetti (vocals / guitar), one half of this talented duo, stated, "I am from Ajax and Taylor Adams (vocals / guitar) is from Pickering...the next town down. That's how we got the name." He also gave me a little insight into how Next Town Down was born, adding, "I originally started out solo with the songs and then found Taylor. Then, about six months ago we started singing together."
Just six months in and this duo already have an incredible EP available for purchase on iTunes. Self-titled, Next Town Down, the EP is filled with six songs that showcase this band's unique sound. And, of course, the third track, titled Nothin' On My Country Girl, is getting recognized as this week's 'Song of the Week'.
On the Next Town Down's Facebook page Matt and Taylor have a perfectly composed biography, sharing "Next Town Down is a new country duo that features the sweet-sounding voice of young chanteuse Taylor Adams and the taste for Rock 'n Roll found in Matt Lionetti's playing, singing and writing. Together they create a sound that is modern and accessible, yet still very much in touch with their influences. As a young songwriter, Matt garnered his skills from listening to artists like Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles while Taylor's more demure tastes run to The Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain and Faith Hill."
The moment I heard this week's 'Song of the Week', Nothin' On My Country Girl, alongside the rest of their EP, I was addicted. The stunning voices of [both] Matt and Taylor complement each other perfectly. And, their overall incredible songwriting and musical skills are seriously impressive. As well, anytime these two perform live fans just cannot get enough.
So, Next Town Down is definitely a band you will want to check out very soon. With their serious passion and talent it is no doubt that they will be taking over the country/pop/rock music scene very, very soon.
And, as they say in their Facebook biography, "Together, she's a little bit country and he's ALL rock 'n roll - that's Next Town Down!"
If you cannot catch these two live anytime soon, make sure you catch their official lyric video for this week's featured 'Song of the Week', Nothin' On My Country Girl, which can be seen here:
See you next Sunday for another artist or band to take Basement Entertainment's 'Song of the Week' spot. Until then, however, seriously check out Next Town Down and get ready because this band is just in the beginning of their journey.
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Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: From left to right: Matt Lionetti (vocals / guitar) & Taylor Adams (vocals / guitar)
Picture 2: Next Town Down - Next Town Down EP Cover
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