The Flood Brothers’ music creates dancing scene in Flat Branch Park

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Precautions such as these surround the stages, even going so far as to block off the entirety of the Flat Branch Creek bed. Photo by Asa Lory

In the heart of Flat Branch Park, the Flood Brothers played up a storm Friday night.

Rock ‘N Roll and Folk are hardly ever in the same sentence, let alone concert, but the two-man band broke all general music stereotypes.

Transitioning seamlessly between rock ballads and folk tunes, the Flood Brothers struck a chord with the audience, creating a fun atmosphere which in turn evoked a vibrant dancing scene.  Amassing an audience of several hundred, the two-man band managed to capture a younger crowd with its twangy guitar and drum duo.

The powerful voice behind the guitarist and singer, Gabe Meyer has a range found nowhere else, reaching the high notes while choking out the harsh melodies of the rock songs.  This impressive diversity delighted the audience, who went crazy for the music.

Even self-proclaimed haters of country music, like myself, couldn’t help but want more.  Meyer’s raspy voice adds depth while drummer Jake Best follows up with rhythms found only with the Flood Brothers.

The group started in Hannibal, Mo., and they mix inspiration from the Blues of Northern Mississippi, the  Rock ‘N Roll sounds of Memphis and home. Together, these influences create the unique product of this timeless band.

By Ashleigh Atasoy
Video of the Flood Brothers at Blue Note: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBnWVqEYnDA

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Ashleigh Atasoy

Half Turkish-half White, Ashleigh Atasoy is one cool drink of water. She’s got a Middle Eastern temper mixed in with all those White-people heartburn problems. To top it all off she’s as blunt as a butter knife and will say like she sees it. When she’s not playing practical jokes on friends or recounting hilarious encounters that could only happen to her, Ashleigh’s most probably shopping or being athletic. Forever traumatized by the evil-eye bracelet gifted to her at the age of seven by crazy Turkish relatives, Ashleigh has fully embraced her heritage by claiming that she is 100% Caucasian. As unconventional as she is opinionated, Ashleigh does as much as possible to give to those less fortunate than her and has a heart of gold…sometimes. (written by Trisha Chaudhary) Ashleigh is an Editor in Chief for The Rock. To contact her, email [email protected]

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