Friday, August 31, 2012
VirginiaWineTV, we pair our wine videos with local Virginia based artists and for September, Charlottesville based The Downbeat Project is the featured artist. We first heard this band playing at the Devils Backbone Brewery during The Festy, and spent some time in the brewpub enjoying their funky sound over a few pints of ale. Fast forward to today and our subject at CrossKeys Vineyards & Estates requested The Downbeat Project provide the intro music to their video. We readily agreed and after sampling and then downloading their latest EP, “Day By Day”, decided to feature the band for our remaining videos of the month. We used the third track, In Your Arms, because of it's crystal clean opening; but this is a powerful song throughout. And to understand the rockin'-side of the band, listen to Shakedown - it's easy to discover why the Downbeat Project rocks out live shows. The EP is just $5 online - so this is a no brainer. Cheers to local wine and local music.