Southern storytelling and swampy country-soul swagger
With a Grammy-nominated album under his belt, Brent Cobb spent most of 2017 on the road, touring behind his major label debut, Shine On Rainy Day. It was a hard time to not be inspired. Anchored by southern storytelling and swampy country-soul swagger, "Shine On Rainy Day" had become a critical and commercial hit, earning Brent a long string of shows with artists like Chris Stapleton and Margo Price. He embraced the road-warrior lifestyle, picking up ideas for new songs every time his band hit the highway.Somewhere between the whirl of shows, hotels, and truck stops, Brent's new album, named for a geographical feature near Brent's hometown in rural Georgia, began taking shape. He brewed up a sound that nodded to his previous material while still pushing forward. The songs were faster. More upbeat. More personal, too. Together, they formed his sophomore album, "Providence Canyon." "I’ve always liked the funkier side of country and the funkier side of rock," Brent explains. “Those influences have been a part of me for years, but they’re really coming to the forefront now. When you're touring with Chris Stapleton, and you’re performing to a crowd of 10,000 people before he hits the stage, you find yourself wanting to play something upbeat." New York City roots quartet The National Reserve opens.