The Close

Indie Americana band, The Close, is a harmony-focused band comprised of multiple writers. Lori J Rowton, James Mckinney and Shannon Walker are a collective of introspective lyricists who pen genre-blending melodies wrapped in stellar harmonies. The Close first grabbed the attention of audiences with their EP release, Hello Heart, in 2019, and absolutely shine in a live setting, where they are as dynamic as they are intimate in their connection with their listeners. 

They blur the lines between Americana/Contemporary Folk/Indie Rock and Country with a commercial Pop sensibility. The full band is rounded out by Kenny Sayne on lead guitar,  Cary Stone, on acoustic lead and rhythm, Dylan Stansberry on drums and Mikel Urdy on percussion.  

 The Close was most recently featured on Roots Radio, WMOT’s Finally Friday Broadcast live from 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN, and were featured on the television series, The Southern Music Showcase that airs on BLTV.  The Close were asked by Victor Records, right before the pandemic hit,  to record “The Close, Live from Victor Studios” at Victor recording studio. The Close will be touring for their much anticipated full- length album release, Orbit, in 2022.