Matt Tedder was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. His age can easily be forgotten when listening to his music. Matt has often been called an old soul because of his distinct style of songwriting that some say is reminiscent of artist such as Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, and Tom Petty to name a few. From the early age of 10 Matt was called a guitar prodigy by local TV news stations and newspapers. By 14 he assembled a band and started playing locally and internationally when he was invited to play the Thunder Bay Blues Festival in Ontario, Canada in 2012. At 17 Matt moved move to Nashville to pursue a full time music career. Shortly after arrival he was chosen to represent Nashville in the 2014 IBCs (International Blues Challenge), a gathering of over 200 acts to compete where Matt made it to the finals (top 17) and played the historic Orpheum Theater. Since then Matt has been playing locally and writing songs with some of Nashville's best. Currently Matt has been writing songs for his debut album that is planned to be released this year. After years of honing his craft and drawing influence from The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, and Chris Whitley, the album will be a mixture of classic rock, soulful blues, and modern folk.
Shadows of Jets is a Rock band from Texas startedtarted in 2013 by Taylor Tatsch, a Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist based out of Fort Worth,Texas. They have been played on KKXT in Dallas on numerous occasions for multiple releases and they continue to play solid live shows around Texas. present band members include Taylor Young, Micheal Smith, Justin Pate, and Kris Luther, however the cast routinely changes and includes Graham Smith, Mike Ratliff, Jared Shotwell, Kenny Hollingsworth, and Brandon Lozano. Their new release "Going Up To Space" was released in September 2017.
Depending upon what part of the country you're in you may or may not have heard of Calhoun yet, but when you listen you will know. You will know that Calhoun is picking up where many others have left off. Picking up and taking off with breathtaking views and sweeping wide open sounds. A worthy companion to the epic landscapes and big skies of Texas, from where Calhoun hails.
Singer and songwriter for the band, Tim Locke is well known amongst the Fort Worth scene for his work with former bands Dead City Radio and Coma Rally. In Calhoun, Locke soars to a new level of soundscape glory with a band worthy of his grand vision. Blending folk, rock and pop genres effortlessly, Calhoun envelopes the listener within their music and lyrics that in time can seep into the psyche and take hold with its building grip.
The we in Calhoun is Locke (lead vocals, guitar), longtime collaborator Byron Gordon (bass), Jordan Roberts (guitar, keys), Mike Ratliff (drums) and Nick Groesch (keys). Together, their music has been described as "full of catchy melodies and irresistible hooks, and even as gorgeous, melodic, sorta poppy, sorta rootsy, sorta rockin', really splendid music."
You can call it what you will, but Locke says, "We're just a pop band." Then he laughingly concedes a nod to the root-rock and alt-country influences that others hear in the band's music: "Well, let's say we're just a pop band with a pedal steel thrown in occasionally."