Nashville's own Kopecky Family Band — who will be performing this week (tomorrow, in fact) at Bonnaroo — did a little bit of pre-gaming by popping in at NPR Music's offices to record an installment in NPR's outstanding Tiny Desk Concert series. In addition to being sharp dressers, the Kopeckys are handy with a harmony, and since the Americana ensemble thing seems to be taking off these days, these Belmont alums/current students seem poised for more impressive press. Says NPR's Stephen Thompson:
Last October, Bob Boilen and I were at a coffee shop in Lower Manhattan when we overheard a group warming up for a CMJ event in the back room. We'd never heard of The Kopecky Family Band, a group of fresh-scrubbed college kids from Belmont University in Nashville, so we figured we'd just grab a few songs before heading on to the next thing. Instead, we found ourselves sticking around for the entire set — the Kopeckys' sweet, swollen songs kept blooming into something we couldn't resist.
Sweet and swollen. I dig the alliterative nuance, Thompson. Listen above, or watch at NPR.
[See also: Lambchop and more on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts]