The Hope Trust makes thinkers rock in Denton, Texas. Channeling a blend of Americana, timeless pop, and rock n roll that hooks lovers of Neil Finn (Crowded House), Wilco, and The Wallflowers, frontman Kelly Upshaw pens songs that steadily unfold, leading captive listeners through a field of sonic space. With his brother Michael on pedal steel and guitar, bassist Andy Odom, Jeremy Buller on keyboards and guitar and Grady Don Sandlin joining the core members on drums, the result is a high-energy show that’s cerebral but accessible.
The Hope Trust
April 15, 2010