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Mellow Down Easy
About the ArtistMellow Down Easy is the epitome of the term, "Indie". They have been a part of the Nashville local scene for nearly 6 years, regionally about 4 years. All the while remaining an sole independent name right under the nose of the trendy and novel world of mainstream music. They have released two independent recordings (’Splendid Ms. Maizie’ in 2001 & ’Brothers of The Left Hand Path in 2005), played shows all across the United States, received radio play in countries all over the World, sold thousands of CD’s, was signed to Chromium Records out of Liverpool, England.
A three-piece band, you could almost close your eyes and imagine a band twice the size. Along with drummer, Rodney Russell, the trio features Daryl Dasher (bass) and Andrew Adkins (guitar), both handling vocal duties. Their music is upbeat, energetic, soulful and very eclectic. Mellow Down Easy manages to mix a wide range of influences while still providing audiences with a highly original sound.
The band’s music has also received acclaim by artists as diverse as the legendary Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams, George Jones, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and rapper Young Buck from the popular hip-hop group, ’G-UNIT’ to name a few.
In 2005 Platinum Country Artists "LITTLE BIG TOWN" opened up Mellow Down Easy’s CD RELEASE PARTY at popular Nashville venue, 3RD & LINDSLEY.
In 2006, guitarist Andrew Adkins was voted "Number 3 Best Local Songwriter" by Music City publication, The Nashville Scene, in their "Best of 2006 - Readers Poll" issue just underneath Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Sara Evans) and Nashville favorite Will Hoge. Daryl Dasher spends his off-time touring with country-rock pioneer Ricky Lynn Gregg. Also, Dasher has been in the studio with Jeff Keith, frontman for the 80’s rock group, Tesla ("Signs", "Love Song"), working on the singer’s upcoming solo project.
In 2007, after finishing their Summer Tour, Mellow Down Easy signed with NASHVILLE NOIR RECORDS. The group is now in the studio working on their upcoming record, produced by Larry Goad (Artimus Pyle/Storm Dog Records).
June 2008 Newport Folk Fest 2008