Nov 30, 2017 - Eric Walden
Troubadour 77 aims to give classic rock fans something ‘that isn’t the same old recycled classic rock playlist'
When Anna Wilson made an impromptu trip back to Nashville a few weeks ago, it gave the award-winning songwriter an opportunity to catch one of her all-time favorite bands, the Eagles, at the Grand Ole Opry. As she looked around at the attendees waiting to be let into the venue — all of them, she estimated, between 50 and 75 years old — a smile crept onto her face as she realized that the new ’70s-style-California-rock band she’s fronting, Troubadour 77, ought to have plenty of people out there willing to give it a shot. READ MORE!
New album pays tribute to musical heroes of the past
Troubadour 77 is a Utah country-rock band with a pedigree that reaches to Los Angeles, Wyoming and Nashville. Lead vocalist, pianist and acoustic guitarist Anna Wilson is a renowned country-jazz singer who has written songs for Lady Antebellum and Reba McEntire. Her husband Monty Powell, who plays electric guitars in the band has written songs for various artists including Keith Urban. READ MORE!
BAM DOES BOTTLEROCK 2017
Kicking off the weekend was Troubadour 77 with their noon set on Friday. They are comprised of two married couples, Kassie and Austin Wayand and Nathan Chappell (drummer).Grammy award-winning singer-songwriters, Monty Powell and his wife Anna Wilson started the band specifically wanting to cater to the likes of the middle aged music lovers. READ MORE
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITERS FORM NEW BAND APPEALING TO MUSICALLY MARGINALIZED BOOMERS & GEN-Xers
Salt Lake City-Based Troubadour 77 to Release EP Featuring New Music with Classic Rock Sound
Seeking to revolutionize the youth-dominated music industry, Grammy award-winning songwriters Anna Wilson (piano/lead vocals) and Monty Powell (guitar/vocals) have formed Troubadour 77 (aka T77). The band’s mission is to create new music with classic rock influences that appeal to older Generation Xers and Baby Boomers, two generations largely neglected by contemporary artists. Having been staples of the Nashville music scene for years, the husband-wife duo is now based in Salt Lake City with fellow band members Nathan Chappell (drums) and another pair of husband-wife musical collaborators Austin Weyand (guitar) and Kassie Weyand (bass). Troubadour 77 will release their “Troubadour 77 EP,” a collection of four songs written by Wilson and Powell, on April 7, 2017. It will serve to introduce the band to older classic rock fans marginalized by the industry and left longing for original music that resonates with them. Pre-Sale begins exclusively at iTunes on Friday, March 24, 2017. READ MORE
TROUBADOUR 77 TO PERFORM at 5TH ANNUAL BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY MAY 26 - 28, 2017
FOO FIGHTERS, TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, MAROON 5 TO HEADLINE with Over 80 Musical Acts at the 3-Day music, wine, food, and craft brew festival
Passes On Sale Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 10AM PST
NAPA,CA, January 3, 2017 —BottleRock Napa Valley 2017, presented by JaMCellars,announces its fifth annual festival lineup today , which includes headline artists Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Maroon 5 . The three-day music, wine, food, and craft brew festival will take place in the heart of the City of Napa at the Napa Valley Expo, May 26 - 28, 2017. Festival passes go on sale at 10AM PST on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at BottleRockNapaValley.com and eventbrite.com .
One of the most innovative and enjoyable festivals in the U.S., BottleRock Napa Valley features an unparalleled combination of the world’s biggest bands and artists alongside the hottest up-and-coming music acts. In addition to the three renowned headliners, the 2017 festival will showcase Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Modest Mouse, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Roots, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, Fitz & The Tantrums, Dirty Heads, Live, The Naked and Famous, The Devil Makes Three, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gavin DeGraw, St. Lucia, House of Pain, Bob Moses, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Saint Motel, The Strumbellas, AlunaGeorge, Frightened Rabbit, Andra Day, Galactic, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Mavis Staples, Ani DiFranco, Bishop Briggs, Lewis Del Mar, Highly Suspect, Judah & the Lion, Elephant Revival, Warren G, Bad Suns, Giraffage, gnash, The Staves, The Barr Brothers, Pell, Hippo Campus, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Barns Courtney, Hiss Golden Messenger, The California Honeydrops, The Hunna, 888, Prinze George, Con Brio, La Santa Cecilia, The Shelters, SWMRS, Run River North, James Hersey, Day Wave, DREAMERS, HIRIE, Baskery, City of the Sun, Cobi, PARTYBABY, A R I Z O N A, The Heydaze, Parade of Lights, little hurricane, Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, Josh Kelley, Jessica Childress, Corey Harper, WILD, Saint Mesa, Hibbity Dibbity, The Helmets, Pacific Radio, The Redwoods Revue, Doobie Decibel System, Troubadour 77, Silverado Pickups, Tracksuit Wedding, Secure the Sun, Serf and James, Kadin Yeahmon, Alec Lee, and the Napa Youth Symphony.
“We are very proud of this lineup. In addition to our amazing headliners, the lineup has something for everyone,” said Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and Latitude 38 Entertainment. “It's exciting to see BottleRock develop, from the performers, to our wine and culinary programming, our layout...we make great strides each year to elevate the overall event. BottleRockers expect an amazing experience and we believe they will be very happy with all the upgrades we are planning for this year’s festival.”
TROUBADOUR 77 AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Opening for Brandi Carlile At Montage LIVE!
January 2, 2017 - (Park City, UT) - Troubadour 77 (T77) and it’s various members can be found performing a few times at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. T77 will take the stage at the Montage Deer Valley in the Vista Lounge on Sunday, January 22 for a full band show and again on January 26, unplugged, opening for Brandi Carlile. The band will be featuring all new music from their forthcoming album due out this summer. Lead singer, Anna Wilson comments, “We are so thrilled to be a part of the Montage Deer Valley Music Series and debut some of our brand new music. This will essentially be the first time we share this batch of new songs and perform them live, and I can’t think of a better setting.”
Additionally, founding members, Anna Wilson and Monty Powell will also be bringing their acoustic show “Song Tales” (www.songsessions.com) to OP Rockwell’s on Main Street for a
private event for Acura. This Bluebird Cafe style singer-songwriter show is and intimate glance behind the curtain of the stories behind the hit songs the dynamic duo has penned. Collectively, Powell and Wilson have songs on over 70 million albums, have been nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award and have written the international theme song for Habitat For Humanity.
At a festival that hails great storytelling through movies, you can now find even more great stories in song from these inspiring troubadours!