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Posted October 22, 2013 by Always Acoustic in Latest Music News

Lullwater Additional 2013 Tour Dates and a Year of Touring in 2014


Self-Release Via Dinobird Records Exhibits Athens, GA
Independent Music Scene is Alive And Well
Athens, GA — Lullwater continue to log miles on the road, adding select Southeastern appearances for late-2013.  November appearances include Knoxville, TN (11/08 – Longbranch) and Nashville, TN (11/14 – Foo Bar), with more dates to be locked imminently.  In December, the band will appear in Savannah, GA on the 21st at Jinx alongside others.  Since 2012, Lullwater has toured consistently playing major and secondary market concerts throughout the Southeast, Midwest and up and down the East Coast.  Cumulatively, the 200 gigs has built a strong base that only gets larger with each passing month.  In 2013, the band appeared at SXSW, and completed a 25-date West Coast tour, expanding their fan base to one national in scope.  The band plans to commit the majority of 2014 to touring, aiming to make 200 or more appearances mixed between headlining and support plays.
The band recently released their self-titled album on their own Dinobird label. Recorded and produced at London Bridge Studios, Seattle WA (Pearl Jam 10, Soundgarden Louder Than Love), the September 17th offering has seen strong sales and critical acclaim from journalists and industry tastemakers.  Guitar World premiered Lullwater, while the video for the single “Albatross” was picked up for an exclusive debut by Artist Direct. 
Lullwater can be defined as a band that offers the convictions of passion, honesty, drive,  and perseverance.  Through integrity, diligence and what is nothing more than a pure connection with those they encounter, the band is reaching the heights of developing a national presence.  This raw, thought provoking rock has placed them on that cusp of garnering that elusive coast to coast notoriety.  Lullwater is John Strickland (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Brett Strickland (Lead Guitar), Roy “Ray” Beatty (Bass) and Joe Wilson (Drums).
In discussing Lullwater, Brett Strickland shares, “Producer Jonathan Plum and the folks at London Bridge are adamant about recording on tape, which was perfect for us.  We wanted the music to be as raw and natural as possible. It was all us. You hear every nuance of the performances because we were playing live together.”  The historical rooms where Pearl Jam’s Ten and Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love were created delivered a creative revelation for the band.  Singer John Strickland adds, “My whole childhood was Nineties rock.  For me growing up in Georgia, the Seattle scene was like a mythological place where all of these amazing musicians came out of.  I told the guys we needed to go there to record. We aimed to bring Athens to Seattle, and being there definitely changed us. It brought us a lot closer together, and we found the sound we’d always wanted.”

The hypnotic, heavy melodies of the godfathers of grunge who immortalized the Pacific Northwestern scene left an indelible mark on music.  The influence continues to impact recordings today, and with Lullwater that influence is clear.  It is the convergence of this inspiration, with a healthy helping of bluesy Southern swagger, that delivers an individual sound.  The band strives to create a movement of change and originality with the fans in an effort to bring sense of community back to music lovers that are dispirited with the state of what is deemed popular in Rock music today.  With LULLWATER, they might just provide that lightning rod that inspires wide congregations of disparate tastes to unite for the simple love of inspired music.