On Thursday, August 21st, we won an award for "Best Original Song" for our tune, "The Accomplice," at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. The award was voted on by a panel of judges as part of JMKAC's "Best of Summer" series.
We are incredibly honored to be recognized by The Kohler Arts Center! We heard some of the other songs under consideration, and there were many worthy candidates... Selecting "winners" and giving awards for art is always difficult business... If a piece of music moves you to dance, or jump, or cry, or scream the chorus at the top of your lungs - you win! That's what matters most! JMKAC did a phenomenal job of making this more celebration than "competition." It was a great night! As is the case with any award, it can only be as good as the organization awarding it... With that in mind, we humbly accepted this honor from The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It's an incredible place, and a vital part of our local arts and music community. Thank You! ~eric, stephen, and tom
P.S. As a way of saying "Thanks!" we've made "The Accomplice" (and two other songs!) FREE for download! Please visit www.reverbnation.com/thebelleweather to get your free music! Thanks again!
I want to drive to the end of the highway...
Want to to dive for the pearl, at the bottom of the sea.
Want to wear through these shoes,
Walking every street, in everyone's home town...
I want to be your lost, your found... Unbound.
We are acoustic guitars, stories, and melody. We are the resonant, pounding beat of a kick drum, the deep pulse of a bass guitar, and the siren's wail of an over-driven tube amp. We are open fields and skyscrapers - equal parts modern folk and alternative rock - a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.
Over the years, we've taken a great many influences and blended them into a sound that is uniquely our own. We've built a reputation by approaching every stage we can find with a rare combination of gritty, sweat-drenched energy and honest, heart-felt sonic grace. We love doing what we do, and feel very fortunate to have a fan base that is as musically adventurous as we've always tried to be.
Thank you for visiting our site! We invite you to give us a listen, and promise to give you everything we've got.
Eric Cox ~ Vox, Guitar, Ukulele
Steve Spalding ~ Drums, Percussion, Vox
Tom Abromaitis ~ Bass
On Saturday, July 13th, we released our debut album - "Hold On" - with a special concert event at the historic Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI.