Listen to an album from Colby Logan and Anytown and one immediately remembers a time when they used to put an album on the player and play it from start to finish...and then do it again...and again. "It's amazing the feelings and thoughts you can evoke from an acoustic guitar, vocal harmonies, and a profound poem...it's simplicity takes you back," Colby Logan says when asked about the music they write. After graduating college in Texas and a failed attempt to make his first million in the internet boom in Silicon Valley, Colby Logan returned back to his childhood home of Duncanville, TX in April '02 to dedicate his life to music. With an empty pocket book, a notebook full of songs, and a soul full of inspiration he set out to create a vision in the industry that he had seen so many times in his mind and dreams. A flawless, vocal harmony group...a band of individuals, all of whom are vocalists, songwriters and musicians in their own right, but understand the power and joy of collaboration and unselfish accompaniment. And not 2 months after his arrival into the depths of the Deep Ellum music scene, Anytown was born.
The stage is usually filled with all acoustic instruments including upright bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle...often playing without a drummer. Catch Colby's solo show and one immediately thinks of Jim Croce and James Taylor meets John Mayer and Jack Johnson...very familiar, yet unique and contemporary.
Not many bands play 150 shows in their first year of existence...not many bands record a full-length album in their 3rd month of existence...not many bands book their shows by driving 400 miles to the venue they desire to play and pull out their guitar to play and sing for the owner, pack up and head to the next town...not many bands accomplish even half of what Colby and Anytown have done in their first years of existence. Getting ready for a new album release in Spring '05 and a national tour, check out their website for a show coming to your area.
Check out the artist's website:http://www.anytownonline.com
1. No More California
2. She Said
3. Feeling Older
5. Feeling At Home
7. For Granted
9. End to End
11. Don't Matter Anymore