MidPointMusic: great presentation with @topicdesign at the AMA luncheon Friday. enjoyed the folks we met and learned much!
Oblio (Nashville, TN) is an epic rock trio that blends fierce rhythms with inviting pop vocals and shimmering guitars to create an innovative sound revealing influences as diverse as the Walkmen, Paul Simon, and Arcade Fire. Exuding southern charm with a metropolitan sense of cool, Oblio seduces both the heart and the mind.
Oblio was formed in Nashville in 2004 by Terry Price (vocals/ guitar) with original members Travis Vance (bass/ keyboards) and Ben Dumas (drums/ percussion). After a lineup change in 2007, the trio has continuously wowed concert-goers with their incendiary live performances, Bonham-esque drumming and sweeping melodicism. Regional buzz over the next year earned Oblio an invitation to the highly publicized Next BIG Nashville festival, a shared bill at a sold-out 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA, and stints opening for Camera Obscura and Chairlift. Foregoing full-time employment at home, Oblio continues to prove its mettle through a dedicated touring ethic.
In August 2009, Oblio self-released Tonight, You're Gonna Be A Revelation, their first full length record as a trio with producer Neilson Hubbard (other production credits include: WPA, Matthew Perryman Jones, Glen Phillips, Garrison Star). The album emphasizes the band's signature energy and yearning passion, despite Price's battle with Bell's Palsy that occurred in the middle of recording. The featured track from the album, “A Story of Nashville,“ was featured in the Paste Magazine music sampler for the month of February. Oblio continues to engage live audiences in the Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast in 2010