DownTown Abby & the Echoes, a soul rock 'n' roll band based in Charlotte infuses the soul of the 60s and 70s with modern rock. The band will be performing at The Station in Carrboro on March 31.
Staff writer Amani Reed interviewed the band on their origins and their musical style.
The Daily Tar Heel: How did this group form?
Abby Bryant: We were all students from Appalachian State (University), so we met there and started writing music together. I went to high school with Bailey Faulkner, our guitarist, and we were originally a part of another band, but that band fizzled out. We met the others and started small scale by playing at house parties and student events. Once we graduated from college, we decided to move to reach a bigger fan base by moving to Charlotte. And in the summer of 2016, DownTown Abby & the Echoes was born.
DTH: Your Facebook page says that you mix your passion for soul of the sixties and seventies with rock and modern influences. How do you balance these influences?