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December 5, 2013

Our Neighbors: ‘An instant connection’ to music

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

“On August 16, we did a live recording at You and Me Coffee and Tea,” Stephens said.  “They suggested, since we were doing a live recording, we should bring in some more instruments to give it that full-band sound.”

That’s when DJ Allen and Nick Stephens joined the band.

“They played with us that night and you could just feel the connection instantly,” Stephens said.  “They really felt the music and kind of completed the sound we were going for.  It means a lot to me to have people in my life that understand the heart and emotion behind each song we perform. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else in the band.”

Stephens said after hearing the band perform his parents began home schooling Nick so that he could continue his education while also being able to concentrate on the band, a gesture Stephens says moved him greatly and serves as a symbol of his family’s faith in the band’s future success.

Currently Stephens and his fellow band members are in the studio recording their first EP and expect that it will be released at the beginning of 2014.

Stephens says he is excited to see what the future has in store for him and the rest of the band.

For more information on Kites or to book them for an upcoming event, visit www.facebook.com/musicbykites or call (606) 802-3487.

 

rmcdaniel@sentinel-echo.com

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