615 Bus Sessions
Episode 32: Forest Fire Gospel Choir, "Oh Eleanor".
Forest Fire Gospel Choir is a five-piece American rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee. The band met at Belmont University in Nashville where they began to blend soulful harmonies with gritty instrumentals. Bassist Will McGee reaches deep into his Memphis roots to deliver vocals and bass grooves that are reminiscent of the late 1960s. East Coast and West Coast meet in the South as guitarists Nick Fields and Sam Hunt trade solos for riffs while Daniel Closser brings an indie rock flavor to the drums. Will Lynde, keyboardist and vocal arranging guru, collaborates with McGee to co-write much of their catalog. Forest Fire Gospel Choir’s first EP (2015) fused southern rock with soulful pop that draws influence from the likes of The Allman Brothers Band, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Joe Cocker, and Alabama Shakes. Dynamic grooves, hard guitars, and lush group vocals bring the heart of their songs to new levels. Check out Forest Fire Gospel Choir soulful performance "Oh Eleanor" as we roll through the streets of Nashville in our 1978 VS Bus, "Dolly".