Thursday, July 06, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Striking Matches

Artist:Striking Matches
Song:When The Right One Comes Along
Album:Nothing But The Silence

The duo Striking Matches are probably best known for writing several songs for the TV series Nashville. They have since signed with the revived I.R.S. label and their 2015 debut album Nothing But The Silence is worth checking out. Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann started working together in 2007 after meeting in a guitar class at Belmont University in Nashville. Davis is from Atlanta. He was a big R&B fan growing up. Sarah is from Philadelphia. Her dad repairs guitars and he got her into music. She is a big Dixie Chicks fan. The two began writing together. And eventually they started performing locally especially at Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe. They released an EP in 2012. And it was around this time that T-Bone Burnett was beginning work on music for the TV series Nashville. Striking Matches auditioned for Burnett and his assistant Frankie Pine. They liked the duo so much that When The Right One Comes Along was the first song used in the show. It was performed on Nashville by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio. Nine Striking Matches songs were used on the first four seasons of Nashville. Burnett signed them to the newly revived 80s label I.R.S. and Nothing But The Silence was released in 2015. Burnett produced the album. The album did well and they toured to support it. It's available as a budget CD and worth checking out. Striking Matches are still touring and according to their Facebook page, they are writing songs for their next album. They will also tape an episode of Austin City Limits this fall. The two have great chemistry and I think they are one hit single away from being the next big thing. I always like to be ahead of the curve and know about great music before everyone else catches on. You can do that too with Striking Matches. Here's Striking Matches performing When The Right One Comes Along at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles as part of the 1 Mic 1 Take video series.

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