, is an exploration of honesty combined with ambient sounds in hopes to recreate feelings of passion, love and heartbreak. Growing up in an era of music that emphasized ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’ and ‘starving’ for the attention of a loved one, Dakota revisits this vulnerability to deliver songs built on raw truth. It is more about the music and the picture it creates for the listener than anything. Currently in the process of recording their first solo EP, with plans to release Fall '13, while working alongside good friends, Matt Wilbur (Woodale) and Aaron Marsh (Copeland) at The Vanguard Room. The past two years have been about gaining recording experience, developing musical abilities and character; to create music that lasts far after the song has been sung.
Growing up influenced by faith and rural life, music started becoming as necessary as breathing.
“When people listen to one of our songs I don’t want it to feel like one of our songs; I want it to become theirs. I want it to be their tears, loves, hypocrisies and stories. Music for me can be an escape route; taking me away from the noisiness of the world. Music takes me deeper into my soul and is a firm center in my life. We want to help someone else experience what we experience through music. We want everyone in the audience to relate. Being relational to people is what it’s all about, if someone feels a disconnect, then the moment is lost.” –Tyler Howell & Johnny Miller
Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”