Sunday, April 25, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Eisley
Eisley is an outstanding family vocal group from Tyler, TX mixing pop harmonies with roots music elements. They have a strong fanbase but didn't sell well enough to remain with Warner Bros. There are three sisters, a brother and cousin in the DuPree family. Stacy DuPree (born Oct. 7, 1988 in The Woodlands, TX) is lead singer, keyboardist and primary lyricist. Chauntelle DuPree (born Nov. 8, 1981 in Houston) is lead guitarist. Sherri DuPree (born Dec. 3,1983 in Houston) is rhythm guitarist. Weston DuPree (born May 17, 1986 in Tyler) is drummer and cousin Garron DuPree (born Dec. 4, 1989 in Houston) plays bass. There's a fourth sister who isn't in the band. They were originally called The Towheads when they were house band in their parents coffee house. Bassist Taylor Muse wasn't in the band very long but came up with the name Moss Eisley after the town Mos Eisley from Star Wars. He was replaced by Jon Wilson. When they signed with Warner Bros. in 2003, they dropped Moss due to copyright concerns. They signed after winning Best New Band from the Dallas Observer. They actually released a couple of EPs before their first full length CD Room Noises was released in 2005. Wilson left and was replaced by Garron DuPree. The harmonies of the DuPree sisters is the main draw of the group and they've built a good following from touring. But it doesn't look like Warners knew what to do with them. After releasing the EP Fire Kite in Oct. 2009, Eisley announced in Feb. 2010 that they had left Warners. They've been working on some outside projects and Chauntelle was married in January. Stacy announced her engagement in February. I'm sure we'll hear from Eisley in the near future. Here's the video for Golly Sandra by Eisley.