A brand new band of outlaws, Hippies and Cowboys, brings a fresh mix of southern rock n’ soul to the heart of music city in their debut single “20 To Life”, taking inspiration from bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zepplin, CCR, and Aerosmith. The mix between lead singer Aaron Sparling’s distinct gritty, raspy vocals and instrumentals filled with bluesy harmonicas, crisp electric guitar riffs, rich saxophone, old-fashioned piano sound, and a groovy horn section makes for a high-energy debut in the southern rock n’ soul scene.
Aaron Sparling, the lead singer and guitarist, says, “I wanted to write a song that was a cool bluesy outlaw rock n’ roll tune.” The lyrics tell a story of a man traveling to Reno post heartbreak to kill the girl who broke his heart and ultimately getting “20 to life” by doing so. “I guess you would call it a murder ballad. It’s just a good old rock n blues song about a girl who breaks a man’s heart while living in Toledo and leaves him and heads back to Reno. So it’s a story about the man heading out to Reno to find the girl and kill her. Haha, touchy subject maybe, but it’s bold, and I think we like to do things that are a little on edge,” Aaron says. Overall, Hippies and Cowboys “20 To Life” is sure to resonate with all generations and music fans who enjoy a blend of country, rock, and blues.
A brand new band of outlaws in Nashville, Tennessee, Hippies & Cowboys is bringing a taste of southern rock n’ soul to the heart of music city. The band members consist of Aaron Sparling (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Andrew Lambie (Lead Guitar), Scott Metko ( Drums), Kevin Corbo (Bass), and Nolan Brown (Piano & Guitar). Drummer Scott Metko tours with David Ball. He is also an on-screen drummer for Patsy Cline and ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Rayna Jaymes. The high-energy band has traveled throughout the country, playing shows from Florida to Detroit to everywhere in between; You can find Hippies & Cowboys regularly playing on Broadway in Nashville, TN at Kid Rocks, Johnny Cash’s, and Tin Roof. Their musical influences and taste vary from member to member, but the one thing they all have in common is their love for soul music, such as Sam and Dave, The Blues Brothers, Booker T, The MGs, Otis Redding, and much more. They also all have a strong bond over classic rock, such as Aerosmith, Zeppelin, The Doors, CCR, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, and so many more. Their debut single “20 To Life” releases on February 11th, 2022. They recorded “20 To Life” at East Avalon Records in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.