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Local Music Spotlight: DownTown Abby & The Echoes



DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting.

Delivering vocals and keyboard is our leading lady, DownTown Abby, Abby Bryant. Laying down the groove are The Echoes with Bailey Faulkner (guitar), Logan Hall (bass), and Steven Cornacchia (drums).

DTA & The Echoes formed in the summer of 2016 in the mountains of North Carolina, taking influence from the work of the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals among many titans of southern soul and Mo-town. Over a year later, the band relocated to Charlotte to bring its fresh take on soul to an ever-growing fan base. With performances at regional festivals and some of NC’s most popular music venues under its belt, DownTown Abby & The Echoes has never been more focused on its mission to bring funky, dance-inducing original tunes to the places you most love to hear music.

The band’s EP, Leavin’ You, brings the energy of a live DTA show to the web, encouraging everyone to hear the exciting new directions modern soul rock is headed.

With powerful vocals and a groovy rhythm section, DownTown Abby & The Echoes is a must-see for all ages and musical preferences.

1. Where does the name of the band come from? Who is Downton Abby and the Echoes?

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2. How did you guys come together and how have you grown as a band over the years?

DTA formed about two years ago in the mountains of North Carolina as its members attended Appalachian State University. Since the beginning, the band’s style has slowly evolved from a more pop-oriented sound to a fuller embrace of the spirit of old soul.

3. What has it been like being a part of the Carolina music scene?

The music scene in the Carolinas has become a wonderful community of friends. The people of the local and regional music scene are full of kindness and a love for music that shows in every interaction. From the talent buyers to venues and fans that come out with so much loving support, we’re thrilled to be a part of it.

4. Do you have any favorite spots to play at around town and what are some of your favorite show moments?

Smokey Joe’s has been one of our favorites in the area so far because the crowds there are so fun and we love getting to know the awesome musicians who frequent that spot. We’re also really looking forward to our show at the Evening Muse coming up April 20.

5. Where do you guys get your inspiration from and who are some of your influences?

DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting. Artists like Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and the Tedeschi Trucks Band have inspired our process – those bands bring that new approach to the best music of yesterday.

6. What new stuff do you have for the rest of 2018?

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming summer tour and festival dates throughout the Southeast. Be on the lookout as we make our way to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion Festival September 22 and 23! We’ve also been in the studio working on new music, so we’re very excited to share some tunes with everyone soon.

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