BRADENTON -- Americana-rock band, The Western Sons, comprised of Bradenton natives Tyler Cohenour, 21, and Kyle Meggison, 19, along with Garrett Carr, 22, and Blake Rigdon, 21, from Cocoa Beach, return to Bradenton to headline a show from 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Ace’s Live, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd
After being signed to LRH records, the group spent the last year recording a debut album, which is set be released later this year.
The Western Sons have been opening for national acts such as Young the Giant, Andy Grammar and American Authors, in addition to Orlando-based bands such as SWIMM and Pathos Pathos. Their show at Ace’s will be their first headlining performance in Bradenton since leaving to record their album in Satellite Beach.
There will be no cover charge for the show.
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“After three months in a rehearsal space, we are beyond excited to return to the town that bred us, and perform the music that we have given everything to create” says lead singer Carr.
Carr, Rigdon and Cohenour formed the band while at the University of South Florida in Tampa and brought Manatee High grad Kyle Meggison on as their drummer last fall.
In addition to their album, they have recorded and produced two music videos with producer Nicholas Benik.
“I immediately saw potential in the guys,” says Benik, “and within a month offered to sign them to a development deal with my label, LRH Records. If I’ve ever seen the elements of success line up all at once, from the sound, the look, work ethic and the genuine passion for creating and playing the music, this would be it.”
The musicians are alumnus of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Palmetto that helps emerging artists get a start in their musical careers, and is most notably recognized for its role in the success of "American Idol" finalist Sam Woolf.
“They’re a talented group,” said Couch, “and have a great future in the business.”