Kopecky Family Band
Steven: Lead Guitar
“Listed as one of the Best Unsigned Acts of 2012”-Google Play
"Top 25 Live Acts and Top 20 New Bands of 2011"-Paste Magazine
"Recently featured on NPR's World Cafe”- NPR
Though they may not be related by blood, the Kopecky Family Band share a bond that is just as tight as any traditional family — a bond that has been forged over the past 5 years by relentless writing, recording and touring. The band truly embodies the spirit of indie music, having self-released the entirety of their catalog — which includes 3 EPs and a full-length, the latter of which was released just this past October to rave reviews.
Founded in 2007 by Kelsey Kopecky (the only actual Kopecky of the bunch) and Gabe Simon, the band slowly grew one member at a time until “all of our best friends were playing together,” as Gabe puts it. They released their first EP, Embraces, in November 2008, and quickly caused quite a stir in their hometown of Nashville. They were called the “biggest surprise” of the Next Big Nashville Music Festival of 2009, and spent the rest of the year touring and writing material for their follow-up release, 2010’s The Disaster EP. Of Epic Proportions, an EP of B-sides, was released just a few months later, as the band continued to tour and spread their familial sound across the country. After amassing a solid fanbase and plenty of well-deserved hype, the band released their much-anticipated debut full-length, Kids Raising Kids, in October 2012.
Citing a wide range of influences that include Grace Slick, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Menomena, Pedro the Lion, Al Green and Nick Harmer, the Kopecky Family Band is one family that you will not want to miss at this year’s Stopover.