Back in 2004, mutual friends in Lexington, KY introduced lead vocalist Kyle Beard and lead guitarist Easton Bryant, both natives of south-central Kentucky. They played a makeshift gig in a friend’s basement for a back-to-school party on the night they met…and that was the start. They hit it off and started to believe someday there could be more than musty basements and underage college parties.
The following year found Bryant Alabama-bound and Beard headed to Bowling Green, KY. Through the years to come, both promised they’d have a band if ever in the same town again and that’s exactly what happened when Bryant relocated to Bowling Green in late 2009. Beard had been prearranging the formation while playing acoustic gigs around town with drummer Martin Ballou and bassist Aaron Waters, two additional Bowling Green transplants from rural Kentucky. The foursome quickly meshed and the common love of foot-stompin’, soulful music with attitude landed them immediate popularity in the area.
Salvage Town, who take their name from the lyrics of fellow Kentuckian Chris Knight, have repossessed various aspects of American roots music and pieced them together to form a sound that’s gritty, unique, bold and more than a bit dangerous. Knight, along with others such as The Band and Creedence Clearwater Revival, are instrumental influences of the group’s emerging style.
Currently the band is playing shows all around the region and promoting their debut album, “So Glad You Came” (released May 2011), produced, mixed and mastered by Darren Doyle at Studio DD in Smiths Grove, KY.
Meet The Band
Hometown: Burkesville, KY
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 90.72 kg
Throws: A Mean Right Hook
Finishing Move: Rivertown Flying Facedown
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Hometown: Liberty, KY
Weight: 220 lbs
Finishing Move: The Allen Creek Double-Jointed Elbow Ka-Slap
Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Hometown: Columbia, KY
Weight: 190 lbs
Finishing Move: Sweet Shin Music
Hometown: Danville, KY
Weight: 250 lbs (hibernation)
Finishing Move: The Funky Buffalo