All in the family: The Owsley Brothers to be showcased on WSRE's 'StuidoAmped'

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The Owsley Brothers is comprised of Brian Wise on guitar, Zion Cochran, keyboards, Jerad Reynolds, guitar and vocals, and John Reinlie on drums. You can catch the band at Pandora's in Grayton Beach 10 p.m. May 24.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 03:26 PM.

The Owsley Brothers have been retooling their own blend of garage rock and blues since 2010.

"A raw edge has always been a huge part of the sound, but with our upcoming album, a bluesy psychedelic trip sounds more accurate now," said drummer John Reinlie.

The band came together four years ago after vocalist and guitarist, Jerad Reynolds, began collecting free and borrowed gear with the intention of recording a "warped, blues album." Reynolds recorded a few songs, an LP titled "Pure Lust," and eventually started to garner national attention from music bloggers. Seeing the positive response, Reynolds put together The Owsley Brothers as a three-piece set. After a year, the band expanded to include keyboards and synthesizer effects. The band is comprised of Reynolds, guitarist Brian Wise, John Reinlie on drums and Zion Cochran on keyboards.

" Zion brings a strong left-hand keyboard bass and right-hand synth effects and noises," Reinlie said.

The band's list of early influences is diverse, but it all stems from early sounds,  from punk rock to bluegrass to classic rock. The band stays true to a vintage sounds recording music in their homegrown analog studio in Santa Rosa Beach .

When it comes to songwriting, Reynolds inspiration is across the board like his musical tastes. Instead of a notepad, he keeps a log of ideas and melodies in a small voice recorder he always has with him.

"I am influenced by things that happen in my day to day life," he said. "It could be a person I met who tells me a story and I interpret that, or it could be as simple as something I see on TV that ticks me off. My approach is different for each song."

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