About The Velvet Blue
Brian Cooper- Vocals & Guitar
Carrie Marie Johnson- Vocals & Bass
Megan McKamey- Vocals & Banjo
Taylor Hampton- Mandolin
The Velvet Blue prides themselves on their strong vocals! Brian's beautiful tenor voice is the perfect match for Carrie's rich alto. Their 3 part harmonies have been known to bring the house down!
The band's mandolin player, Taylor, is soulful and solid! His chops provide a smooth and solid rhythm for Megan's incredible 5 string banjo!
The Velvet Blue, hails from Lexington, Morehead, Vanceburg and Kingsport TN. This band formed in 2012, and in their first year together as The Velvet Blue, they traveled to Ireland for 2 weeks, playing pubs, festivals, rallies and theaters.
In 2012, the band had the honor of opening shows for Dale Ann Bradley, Lost and Found, III Tyme Out, John Cowen, The Spinney Brothers and The Grascals! Their upcoming year should be just as exciting, as they are currently recording their debut album at The Curve Studio, with Steve Gulley producing the album.
Along with the band's likable personalities, musicianship, and love for bluegrass music, all of the band member are songwriters and have written many of the songs on their upcoming album, "Memories and Heartaches."