Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 13, 2017
     NO TIME FLATT is here to let you know they're all set and  ready to play! They have their music and their energetic sound like they want it, and they are getting good responses wherever they play. Founded in 2015, No Time Flatt plays some old standards, some new songs, and some unique styling of songs from other genres. Meet No Time Flatt right here!
       Patrick Cupples (bass, vocals) is from Dyersburg, TN. His musical influences came from family and also classic country, blues, and the big band sound. Through it all, he says that he owes much to the founding fathers of bluegrass music. Patrick is a rhythm guitarist and also a sound engineer for 'live and studio work.
       Kevin Wright (guitar, vocals) lives in Humboldt, TN. He has won guitar competitions, and he spent 12 years with Stone County Connection, which also won several local and regional bluegrass music contests. His influences began with singing church hymns as a child. Kevin's bluegrass influences are Flatt & Scruggs, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe, Keith Whitley, and others from across the music spectrum.
       Becky Weaver (fiddle, vocals) was raised in Hornsby, TN, and now lives in Montezuma, TN. She began to get serious about the fiddle when she was about ten years old and received classical training. Her banjo-picking father encouraged her in the traditional sound of bluegrass and country music. Her influences are Alison Krauss, Stuart Duncan, and Kenny Baker. While Becky played with local bands across Southwest Tennessee, she began playing with some dear friends who eventually became known as No Time Flatt.
       Steve Moore (banjo, guitar, vocals) grew up in Medina, TN, and he now lives in Jackson, TN. His banjo is hot! His vocals are strong, whether they be lead, baritone, or tenor. Steve took a real interest in bluegrass in his early teens, starting with guitar and moving on to banjo. Traveling throughout the United States with his work, he was able to draw musical influences from all parts of the country.
       Kevin Keen (mandolin) is a native of West Tennessee. He now lives in Corinth, MS. His musical influences, as with so many bluegrass and country music players, began in church, at square dances, and by listening to the Grand Ole Opry. Kevin also began his playing with guitar, gradually moving to the mandolin. His experiences playing all over the Deep South at churches, festivals, and contests, have only enriched his playing and his love for bluegrass music.
       There's a CD Release Party on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The party is at Brooks Shaw & Son's OLD COUNTRY STORE, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305. It's a 'live concert and dinner buffet from 7:00-9:00 PM CDT. The $13 buffet includes meal, drink, tax, and tip. The new CDs called "No Time Flatt" will be available. You're all invited!

      NO TIME FLATT was expecting maybe 50 to 75 people to attend the CD release party!  What they got was at least two and a half times that number! There were over 200 people in the dining room to hear the band. Local friends, family, former teachers and classmates, and folks who had been following the band from the very beginning--all were there to wish the band well with their first CD.
      We will tell you the songs we heard on that wonderful night: Suzanne, Bluebonnet Lane, Before the Cold Wind Blows, Roundup, This Heart of Mine, Look Down That Lonesome Road, I Believe, Fox on the Run, Say Won't You Be Mine, Dim Lights Thick Smoke, Cheyenne/The Old Home Place/Cheyenne (unique arrangement by No Time Flatt), Ten Plagues, Cherokee Shuffle, Lonely Moon, Dollarhide, Dixieland Delight, Bach's Violin Partita No.3 in E major, first movement (Becky on fiddle), Handsome Molly, Carolina in the Pines, Keen Mountain Prison, Wayfaring Stranger, and Long Gone.
      Here are Patrick Cupples' thoughts about the evening: 
     "THANK YOU FLATTHEADS! We were so humbled and blown away by everyone's support of our debut CD project by coming out to the CD release party last night at Casey Jones Village/The Old Country Store in Jackson, TN. We can't even begin to thank everyone enough for their support of our music and our band. You were a great, energetic & fun crowd and we hope that we can continue to entertain you for many more years. There are so many people to thank who contributed to last night's success. Thanks to Clark Shaw and his very supportive staff at The Old Country Store, Mark & Sharrye Holder for the sound engineering, Betty Westmoreland for her tireless support of bluegrass music, our Corinth Pickers on the Square 'support group', our families for enduring the countless hours it takes to be part-time musicians, and our fans, the FLATTHEADS! Y'all are the greatest and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We will see you all again soon!"
       And one more very important thing! Did you know that fans of No Time Flatt are referred to as...wait for it...FLATTHEADS?
For more information:
Website: No Time Flatt or Facebook:
Contact: Kevin Wright or 731.616.1208

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