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ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

“Together McConaha and Hunter harmonize like angels smelling of cigarettes and beer.” - Wild Mercury Rythmn

"Empty Room showcases The FBR’s ability to craft a poignant narrative set against a backdrop of soul-stirring music.” - Last Day of the Deaf (on “Empty Room”)

"A Rock composition that has touched the soul and affected the emotions of our dedicated Rock reviewer." -  Nagamag (on “Empty Room”)

"The group’s name is a nod to Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”, but in my mind it stands for “Frickin’ Brilliant Roots” music.”  - Beats Per Minute (comparisons to Tedeschi Trucks, Bonnie Raitt and Amy Winehouse)

"The voice and its pure tones create a blanket of frequencies so comforting that you will be trapped in its vibrations. " - Zone Nights (on “Empty Room”)

" Malarie McConaha, the band's lead singer and guitarist, weaves a spirited delivery of rich vocals with raw guitar playing that captivates and holds the audience's attention with every performance. His striking presence adds a unique dimension to the band's sound." - Music for All (on “Empty Room”)

 

"Tim Hunter, guitarist and harmonica player, is a significant creative force, contributing not only his instrumental talent, but also engaging vocals and original compositions.”  - Music for All

BIOGRAPHY 

Named to honor an enduring Leonard Cohen classic song, “The FBR— comprised of Tim Hunter and Malarie McConaha—purveys American roots music traditions with poetic storytelling and multi-genre instrumental approaches. The two met at an open mic night at Puckett’s (now Fox and Locke) the local watering hole in Leiper’s Fork outside of Nashville.” What initially began as an acoustic project between the pair eventually grew to include a full band bringing additional guitar, percussion, bass, and keys to the table.

RELEASED SINGLES OFF OF "GHOST" 

VIDEOS 

ABOVE:
MUSIC VIDEO FOR BEFORE I DROWN

RIGHT:

LIVE VIDEO FROM THE MOCKINGBIRD THEATER 

NOTABLE PRESS
 

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