By: Madison Sharp
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a local show. The venue was tucked away in a small backyard filled with loyal fans, friends, and family. The Welcome Home is a band straight out of Georgia’s music city, Athens. A few that have come out of the humble city include R.E.M, Widespread Panic, and Danger Mouse. The Band consists of Ryan Steffes – Lead Singer, Ally Brady – Keys, Ethan Langston – Bass, Lane Langston – Electric Guitar, Alec Parrish – Drums.
The Welcome Home has a sound that is comparable to Young the Giant. The indie pop/rock sound brought by these guys comes from hard working attendees of the the University of Georgia. Aside from schoolwork they put 110% of themselves into their music. Not only that, but the night kicked off with them dedicating the show and proceeds to a group that works to end human trafficking. Aside from their inventive sound they also care about issues that other musicians fail to mention.
The band is fairly new to the music scene but that hasn’t stopped their domination. They recently released their first EP- A Land Outside of This in 2015. Being so new you wouldn’t think that a small band would play big venues right? Wrong. The Welcome Home has already played at Athens own Georgia Theater which have included acts such as My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, and Gregg Allman. This band has big things in store. Go ahead and listen, be Welcomed Home.