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APACHE RELAY 9:30PM

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APACHE RELAY
APACHE RELAY 18+ show with NATALIE PRASS
Wed March 27, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Rhythm & Brews - Chattanooga, TN
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APACHE RELAY
The Apache Relay was formed by chance in a Nashville college dorm when
Michael Ford Jr. (vocals, bass) met Mike Harris (guitar, vocals). Ford Jr.
happened to be looking for some musicians to help perform his own music
live, when he heard about Harris’ newly formed band, The Apache Relay. Ford
Jr. hired the trio, which also included Brett Moore (keys, guitar,
mandolin) and Kellen Wenrich (fiddle), to back him at a show and it was
immediately evident that the four musicians had a unique chemistry and were
on to something special.

The four-piece released their debut LP titled *1988* in 2009. Produced by
Doug Williams, (renowned for his authentically raw approach with the Avett
Brothers) the record was lauded by *Paste Magazine* as one of “The Eight
Most Auspicious Musical Debuts of 2009”. The band’s ability to effortlessly
blend acoustic sounds with ferocious rock anthem elements only hinted at
the band’s capabilities.

Capitalizing on the initial success of their debut with relentless touring,
The Apache Relay honed their sound and released their sophomore album *American
Nomad* in April 2011, in the US, via indie stalwart *Thirty Tigers*.
Produced by Neilson Hubbard, the collection of modern roots-rock tracks
encompassed the eclectic range of influences the band meshed so well; a
tinge of Bad Brains, some Suzuki training, jazz lessons, a lot of Beatles’
listening, a knowledge of traditional mountain music, a worship of Phil
Spector and the love for the complex but accessible layers of bands like
Arcade Fire. A few months later, Ford Jr.’s brother, Ben, joined the band
as rhythm guitarist and supporting vocalist. The brothers had been
harmonizing and playing together since the age of 12 and 13, so it was a
natural fit.

Since the release of *American Nomad,* The Apache Relay, who round out
their live show with the addition of drummer Aaron Early, have continued
their regiment of non-stop touring, amassing a fervent fanbase and
performing over 100 dates in 2011 alone, including coveted spots opening
for Grammy nominated *Mumford & Sons*, and a breakout performance at
Bonnaroo Music Festival. 2012 will see the band continue to tour in
support of *American Nomad* including stops at SXSW, Canadian Music Fest,
and Newport Folk Festival. The band’s first Canadian release, American
Nomad EP, will be available through Dine Alone Records on March 13, 2012.
The EP includes selected tracks from the band’s previous US full-length
release.
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