Young country rock outfit Borrowed Blue encompasses the homegrown distinction of the “boy next door” and the heart of “Blue Mist” pride--emphasizing their belief in God and union. A “direct connect” to the Kentucky State motto, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” and the Latin KY motto “Let us be grateful to God,” the quartet’s roots keep them patriotic to Kentucky past-times and tradition. Another trait of the Bluegrass state, trademarked by the boys of Borrowed Blue, is their passion for basketball and acquired taste for bourbon. Matt, Brandon, Jay and Jordan are all members of the same congregation as faithful UK fans who have developed a distinctive thirst for an age-old sporting event and indulgence.
A band of brothers (and childhood friends), reigning as self-appointed kings of the Lake Cumberland region, the four-man band is--in keeping with the saying--“something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The “old” is an extraction from the sounds the young men grew up listening to (Metallica, Zeppelin, Skynyrd, George Thorogood, Garth Brooks and Keith Whitley), brought to life in “new” and contemporary Borrowed Blue fashion. The
foursome describes their music as Animal House “Blues” country--guaranteeing a good feelin’ groove for a plain ole good time.
Borrowed Blue is a well-constructed vessel. Matt Cooper (lead vocals/aka “Coop”) is the oak, Brandon Davis (drummer/nicknamed “Pretty Boy”) is the spit-polish and shine, Jordan Latham (rhythm guitar) is the mechanic, and Jay Gregory (on lead electric guitar and harmonies), the anchor.
“Our unique personalities bring the group together to make it whole. Matt is unwavering—‘steady-as-she-goes,’ Brandon is the ‘igniter,’ a fined-tuned engine, Jordan has a calibrated mind—he’s deliberate—and as the oldest, I think, I help to keep us grounded.” --Jay
All living in a community with the lake as their playground, Matt, Brandon, Jordan and Jay (ranging in age from 22 to 35) all have a natural affinity for life on the water and their way of life shines through in their music. As calm as the waters at sunset and as adrenaline-driven as mid-regatta, their lyrics are as “easy as a Sunday morning,” yet light the room up like a barn burning. From party-cove to a blanket-for-two on the shore, Borrowed Blue has entertainment value that will make waves for years to come.
“Our goal is to create that ‘moment.’ A moment in time that the listener may recall from the past, an in-the-now moment that they’ll remember from this day forward, or a moment to move them to buy another ticket to come out and see us again. We just want to make music that’s memorable and ‘touches’ each and every listener.” --Matt
Whether watching waves cresting the shore on a Friday evening or making an impression before a roaring crowd in a juke joint, Borrowed Blue takes the listener on a whimsical musical escape guaranteed to become a ‘moment’ to recall--yesterday, today and all of your tomorrows.