Utley 3 is a trio from the wilds of Bastrop county, Texas. Cordy Lavery leads with guitar and her heartfelt vocals, full of angst and vibrato. Shannon Rierson holds the bassline down and supports with his vocals. Steve Chapman completes the rhythm section on drums. All three of these folks are veteran indie rockers and their music shows both the experience and bruising that comes from competing in the rough and tumble Austin music scene. I'd say the overall vibe on While You're Down There.... is power-pop, but there's enough heft in the songs for them to hold their own in any bar in Texas. Their spirit is tough as nails, but realistic, human, and approachable.
I'm adding "I Want You Bad," "This Is The Love," and "Stay In With Me" to rotation.
Preview While You're Down There.... by Utley3.
- "I Want You Bad" is featured on Americana Music Show #255.