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Troubadour 77 Embraces Baby Boomers with Classic Rock in Napa, California

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Virtually every art form caters to various age groups – except music – which is typically recorded for and marketed to young listeners. Grammy Award-winning songwriters and husband-wife team Anna Wilson and Monty Powell are committed to changing that with their new band, Troubadour 77.

Troubadour 77 Embraces Baby Boomers with Classic Rock in Napa, California

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Virtually every art form caters to various age groups – except music – which is typically recorded for and marketed to young listeners. Grammy Award-winning songwriters and husband-wife team Anna Wilson and Monty Powell are committed to changing that with their new band, Troubadour 77.



With the April release of their EP, the band has recorded new music with a classic rock sound. The goal? To cater to older Generation X and Baby Boomer music fans who are largely neglected by contemporary artists. T77’s songs are relevant to the times, and they aren’t afraid to tackle controversial topics like immigration and gun violence.

 

Wilson and Powell are no strangers to the music world. They’ve been the creative force behind many country hits. Collectively, they have written a dozen chart-topping songs and countless album cuts featured on more than 70 million records sold worldwide. Powell penned many of the hits that established Keith Urban as a mega country star while Wilson has written songs for Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Billy Ray Cyrus and penned the international theme song for Habitat For Humanity.

 

“We felt it was time to come out from behind the scenes of writing songs for other artists and create the kind of music we and our contemporaries want to hear,” Powell says. “Generation Xers and Boomers are craving new music that resonates with them, and we’re hoping to pave the way for other talent to also record music for older fans who grow weary of only listening to the music they grew up on.”

 

“Troubadour 77 is about more than just music,” Wilson adds. “We are demonstrating that anyone can take their passions and do something new, later in life.  It’s never too late to reinvent yourself and realize your dreams.”

 

After 25 years in Nashville, Wilson and Powell are now based in Salt Lake City where they draw inspiration from the scenically beautiful area, in addition to the social and political issues they’re passionate about. Troubadour 77 is completed by fellow band members Nathan Chappell (drums) and another pair of husband-wife musical collaborators Austin Weyand (guitar) and Kassie Weyand (bass).

 

Following eight months in the studio creating new recordings, T77 is embracing live performances starting this summer, including a slot at the star-studded BottleRock Festival in Napa, CA. This is a perfect setting for the band to make its live debut given today’s festival goer is an older demographic who can afford the pricey tickets.

 

 

Troubadour 77’s full-length album will be released on December 1, 2017. Until then, they will make one song available each month for download. The “Troubadour 77 EP” is available at iTunes, Spotify, and all digital retailers. Those who just can’t wait for the full album can download it exclusively at Pledge Music, pledgemusic.com/troubadour77 through the purchase of an Access Pass.

 

 

For more info, visit www.troubadour77.com.

 

May 5, 2017

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