NASHVILLE, TN (January 14, 2022) — Nashville-based emerging Americana artist Andy Kahrs has released his heartwarming lead single “Everybody’s In Town” from his forthcoming three-song collection, Together. The new EP which addresses hardship, friendship and overall camaraderie is out Friday, March 4.
Stream “Everybody’s In Town” here.
Yesterday, Americana Highways unveiled the “feel-good song.” A genuine upbeat bop, “Everybody’s In Town” acknowledges the comforting feeling of being with friends. Lyrically picturesque and gleeful, this melody propels the listener to cherish connection. “‘Everybody’s In Town’ is about the magic that comes when the stars align and you’re all together again, even if just for one night,” reflects Kahrs.
“Looking back, I think the start of the pandemic and quarantine led to a lot of reflection about who I am,” says Kahrs. “I shed some pressure to be everything as an artist, and got more in touch with my first love, the blues. That focus allowed me to see other influences, like country and bluegrass, as a seasoning to distinguish my sound.” These influences can be heard throughout the EP’s infectious bass lines, staple electric guitar licks and distinct charming vocals.
The road to long-term success has, of course, not been so linear. Kahrs grew up busking his songs on the streets of downtown Atlanta and spent years playing blues in bars across the Southeast. Ironically, a move to San Francisco shifted his sound further towards bluegrass and country as he felt his southern roots more deeply upon moving west. Kahrs played local bars over 200 nights a year to make ends meet in San Francisco, slipping in original tunes between crowd requests.
“There came a point when I realized these gigs were just never going to get me where I want to be. The less I felt able to truly express myself, the less fun I began having as an entertainer, which everyone in a room can pick up on,” admits Kahrs.
Kahrs finally made the move to Music City in 2018 and has since released two records: 2019’s acoustic Inside A Song and 2020’s Living The Dream. He states “Nashville was always in the back of his mind as the ultimate destination and the perfect place to grow and develop around like-minded people.”
Andy Kahrs Live:
Friday, Jan. 21 – Atlanta, GA at Steady Hand Brewery
Saturday, Jan. 22 – Columbus, GA at The Loft
Friday, Mar. 4 – Madison, TN at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge (EP Release Show)
Together Track Listing:
“Everybody’s In Town”
“If You Love To Be Right”