“Bridge 19 is a touring band based out of Louisville, KY. They offer a sound pallet of moody electric guitars, horns, accordion, & pedal steel - with rythmic stylings of Nola jazz meets americana. Vocal harmony is the corner stone, and makes Bridge 19 unique and transfixing. Bridge 19 somehow closes the gap between americana, singer/songwriter, vintage soul, folk, & pop. one of the few bands that you can both dance and cry to.
Like a fine Kentucky bourbon, the Louisville band Bridge 19 has come of age with its new album “In the Afterglow.” Mature and bold but sweet and satisfying, Bridge 19 offers it most revealing and meaningful songs to date.
Through lush, polished vocal harmonies, front women Audrey Cecil and Amanda Lucas sing about serious, timely topics while ensuring that their songs remain charming and fun. Using moody electric guitars, horns, accordion, pedal steel and drums, Bridge 19 presents riffs that bend and blend genres. Touches of Americana, lively pop, vintage Nashville, Motown, singer-songwriter, and even disco float from song to song. You’ll want to dance and sing along.
“In the Afterglow” is the third full-length album for a five-person band that has been entertaining live audiences and garnering critical acclaim since 2007, when Lucas and Cecil first began performing together.
Bridge 19 has shared stages with Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Langhorn Slim, Sarah McLachlan, Asleep at the Wheel, Richard Thompson and more. The band has been booked at major music festivals, including MidPoint, RiverRoots, FreeFall, Lilith Fair and the International Folk Festival.
Bridge 19 has also been featured on nationally syndicated NPR and was ranked No. 1 in Thrillist’s “Top Louisville Bands You Need to Hear.” “Riding on a Wire,” the band’s last full-length release, was ranked No. 14 in Louisville AAA station WFPK’s 100 Best Albums of 2015, and Bridge 19 was a finalist for Folk Artist of the Year at the 2015 Louisville Music Awards.
Lucas and Cecil’s vocal harmonies have always been a cornerstone of Bridge 19, and they guide song after song on “In the Afterglow.” Lucas and Cecil’s soulful singing is reminiscent of female Americana duos like the Secret Sisters and the Watson Twins. Bridge 19’s leaders aren’t related by blood, though their effortless melodies might make you think they are.