MISSISSIPPI'S Young Valley hit the Bean with their homegrown blend of Americana and indie rock filtered through an old country lens. With a dedication to producing "good, Southern, honest music," the group is anchored by frontman Zach Lovett, who enjoyed a successful solo career before teaming up with members of Mississippi Delta folk-grass band Dandy & the Lions to form Young Valley.
2014’s LP No Filter is a beautifully produced introduction to the band, blending full harmonies, lighthearted touches in the form of wolf-whistles and warmly light piano tinkling under slide guitar, steady acoustic strumming, and snare-heavy drumming. From letters to old lovers to observational-style stories of folks trying to fix their erroneous ways, it’s a fun, easy listen of country soul and Southern sweat with a sprinkling of Tex-Mex flavor.
During their fall tour, the band will cut a new EP at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, Mississippi—look for it in December 2015.
Young Valley has shared the stage with some of Savannah’s favorite bands like Futurebirds, Lucero, and Alanna Royale; expect a lively show in the intimate setting of The Sentient Bean.
Sunday, September 6, 8 p.m., $5, all ages