This year’s Next Big Nashville music festival is bringing in quite a few bands from outside Music City, including rockers These United States.
The men of These United States came from Washington, DC, and Lexington, KY. Although the band has only been together for 4 years, they’ve already released 4 full-length albums. Their debut, A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden, was released in early 2008. They recorded their second album, Crimes, just 6 weeks later, and released that album later the same year. By the fall of 2009, the band’s current lineup was in place, and they released Everything Touches Everything. This past summer, These United States released their most current collection, What Lasts.
These United States consists of Jesse Elliott (head songwriter and sometimes producer), J. Tom Hnatow (pedal steel and electric guitar), Colin Kellogg (vocals and bass), Justin Craig (guitar and keys), and Robby Cosenza (vocals and drums). During their short history they’ve already played the likes of South by Southwest and Glastonbury, in addition to regularly playing clubs throughout the US and UK.
During Next Big Nashville, the band will be playing at the Basement in a lineup that also includes Natalie Prass, Gift Horse, Sanders Bohlke, and Futurebirds. The fun kicks off that night at 8pm, with These United States taking the stage at 9:30pm.
Wristbands for Next Big Nashville are available online now.