Going To Get Loud
About This Show
Broadcasting Live every Tuesday at 4 pm EST
Going To Get Loud centers around the challenges faced by emerging artists and how to get to the next level in a rapidly changing industry. We’ll tackle a diverse array of topics from getting gigs and marketing to putting a band on tour and creating a profitable business as a pro performer.
Host Paul Nikolas is an avid musician and the founder of ShowSlinger, an app that connects venues, artists and fans with powerful booking and promotional tools. Paul is an original artist that has toured for years with his band, Foxtrot November. He has written and produced 4 full length records and hundreds of songs over 20 years and enjoys helping build local music scenes with ShowSlinger.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 18: The Kenneth Brian Band
Together since 2009, The Kenneth Brian Band includes co-founders Kenneth Brian (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar) and Travis Stephens (Harmony Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano), with Steve Ferrone (Drums, Percussion) and Paul Ill (Bass) rounding out the quartet on ‘ With Lions’ . The Kenneth Brian Band released ‘ Falling Down Slowly’ (2009), ‘ Welcome To Alabama’ (2011) and ‘ Blackbird’ (2015). Beginning in 2013, the band spent two years as the opener for multi-Grammy winner Lucinda Williams and joined ZZ Top for several dates in 2016.
Since their first album release in 2009, the Kenneth Brian Band’s modern Southern Rock and Americana infused style, timeless song-craft, layered with Kenneth’s gritty vocals and guitar prowess have helped earn them a loyal fan following and the respect of fellow musicians. The quartet’s musical styling and dynamic live performances also attracted the attention of some of their mentors like Lucinda Williams, Billy Gibbons and current bandmate Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Since 2013, they spent two years touring with multi-Grammy winner Lucinda Williams, who describes them as “somewhere between Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive-By Truckers”, before joining ZZ Top in 2016 for several dates. Whether in intimate Honky Tonks or stately, sold-out theaters (with Lucinda), they continue to captivate audiences with resonating harmonies and a tight rhythm section.