Kopecky Family Band

I just saw this new (to me) band perform live at Lightning 100’s “Nashville Sunday Night” at 3rd & Lindsley, in Nashville: Kopecky Family Band, who’s new album, The Disaster, released August 3, 2010.

Absolutely remarkable show. I put them in the same category as The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons, which is actually no category at all. And I could not possibly mean that as a higher compliment.

Anyway, seven people comprise this band: Gabe, Kelsey, David, Ben, Steven, Corey and Markus, and unlike some bands where there are completely useless people on-stage – every single one of them brings something essential. They play their instruments. Most of them, multiple instruments.

One song in particular grabbed my attention, the title track, “Disaster.” Inspired partially by the book, The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis, and the Nashville Flood of 2010, the strings pulled me right in. Oh, and this (amazing) chorus.

Call the Army and have them stop by

See if they care, and see if they might

And I’m convincing, and you’re pretty

See if they will save our city

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