Smart bets: The Bread and Butter Band

A successful Kickstarter campaign provided The Bread and Butter Band with funds for two weeks of recording at Solomon Mines Studio in Fletcher — until owner and engineer Aaron Solomon heard the band’s gritty, high-energy brand of bluegrass, that is. “We had the incredible privilege of being in the studio for six months and experienced more top-quality professional studio time than almost any other unsigned band we know,” says banjoist and vocalist Nicole Kendle. “Songs evolved and turned into more than we knew we were capable of. All of us pushed ourselves past where we thought we could go and learned so much in transit.” The resulting debut album, Dead End Road, will be released during a celebratory performance, complete with special-edition pint glasses and koozies up for grabs at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Sunday, May 24, at 9 p.m. $9/$12. pisgahbrewing.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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