NUBLU AWAKENING is comprised of three collaborative yet very independent artists, the lead Justin Solano lives in L.A.. Ana O’Brien and Randy Vaillancourt reside in the Great Lakes state of Michigan.
Thank you Jeff Scott for playing our music on WUCX 90.1!
Links to: Album: Outliers, Outliers Lyrics, EP: Cloud City, Music Videos, Theater Production Music
Justin Solano (far left) is an exceptionally gifted electric lead guitar player and acoustic lead. What the future holds for such a uniquely creative and fun individual is sure to be phenomenal and will no doubt be inspiring to those fortunate enough to hear him play. Justin is also a highly imaginative composer who has also scored soundtracks to theatre productions.
Randy Vaillancourt's vast musical experience and reputation are regionally renown. Over the years, Randy has been a draw for countless aspiring musicians to come to his studio for the opportunity to study with him. Randy infuses his signature style and musical prowess into every instrument he plays. In addition, Randy brings his keen insights to structuring wonderful arrangements which are the building blocks of our songs. The string instruments he employs but is not limited to; acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin and banjo.
Ana O'Brien is the main songwriter who writes emotionally direct lyrics to accompany her diverse roots / blues melodies. Combining Randy and Justin's immense talents, they constantly expand Ana's melodies in uniquely creative and ever surprising ways. Ana's unadorned, emotive vocal blends seamlessly with the combined powerhouse musicianship of Randy Vaillancourt and Justin Solano.
Four years ago, Justin, Randy and Ana began their collaborative musical journey because of their mutual appreciation of roots / blues / rock and ambient music. Drawing inspiration from each genre, the trio has blended and woven those influences in with their individualistic, compositional styles and approaches. The resulting session recordings are a tapestry of fresh audio soundscapes that are authentically their own yet still grounded in the roots / blues / rock genres and is well worth the listen.
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