Flatt and Alvis Keeping the Musical Traditions Alive!
Released on = August 15, 2006, 7:12 pm
Press Release Author = Nashville Noir
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Flatt & Alvis have released a new full length studio album for the world to hear.
Press Release Body = Stephen Flatt, great-nephew of Country Music\'s own esteemed Lester Flatt (Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys), began composing Country and Americana music in his early teens. Through the insight and support of his own family and their rich musical heritage, the young songwriter quickly grasped the concept of utilizing tightly knit harmonies and perceptive lyrics to portray his own stories and ideas. During his school years in Tennessee, Flatt was introduced to vocalist and writer Shane Alvis. The two immediately found common ground, both in youthful experience and unrestrained talent; the duo began honing their vocal harmonies into a flawless weave by focusing on Alvis\' effortlessly precise southern gospel choir voice. This fiery initial union would eventually lead them onto the world\'s stage. By the time young Stephen Flatt and Shane Alvis entered college, the two had collectively written an entire catalogue of original music and were regularly performing in front of thousands of captivated and awestruck listeners; the duo promptly collected a vast and dedicated following of friends and fans alike. The harmony of Flatt & Alvis\' music radiates with the soulful presence of America\'s youth and encompasses a sound and charisma not witnessed in decades. The duo similarly combine the lyrical prowess and soul of artists such as John Mellencamp and Robert Plant, with the skillfully refined harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel and The Louvin Brothers; all of this enveloped within two tall and handsome young men poised as the prodigy of a distinguished era in American Music.