Copper and Glass
Contestant in the KHTS Texaco Country Showdown Preliminary Round
Jc Babb – Guitar/Vocals
Taylor Hollman – Lead Guitar/Mandolin
Trevor William Church – Bass
Zak Parrish – Drums
What if everything that glitters isn’t gold? What if nothing is? What if, as the French philosopher René Descartes famously pondered, we are destined to look back at all the shiny things we’ve piled into a massive heap in the corner of our tidy little lives only to find that all we’ve ever really had was a little copper and glass?
This is the question the four men from California’s agricultural Central Valley have set out to answer with an organic, uncompromisingly authentic musical approach. The hard questions, they believe, are always best asked in a song. And the best songs move us ever-closer to the answers.
Copper & Glass is adept at churning out soft ballads and heavy groove-driven rockers alike. The band’s unmistakable sound hearkens back to straight-ahead rock ‘n’ rollers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young; melody-heavy hit-makers, Van Morrison and Jackson Browne, and modern Americana/Roots artists like Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne. With an instrumental mixture pulling from the best of what both rock
‘n’ roll and Americana have to offer, Copper & Glass provides an always interesting combination of sounds against a finely woven tapestry of sentiment.
Recently named the Tioga-Sequoia 2012 Band of the Year, Copper & Glass is currently booking throughout the West Coast of the U.S. with plans to venture into the South and Midwest in the coming months. Members have performed at notable Los Angeles area venues such as the legendary Whisky-aGo-Go, a host of established venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, and countless stops across the West Coast and beyond. C&G has shared billing with highly established bands such as widely popular Militia Group recording artists “Lakes,” Park the Van artists “He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister,” successful San Francisco southern rockers, “Sioux City Kid,” dynamic Los Angeles up-and-comers, “Soft White Sixties,” and the Central Valley’s own “Poor Mans Poison,” recent $100,000 winners of the esteemed Texaco Country Showdown in Nashville. The band’s recent release has received high praise in well-read publications ranging from California to Belgium.