Echovalve Go to Rock Ridge
"Echovalve is truly grateful for the opportunity given to us by Rock Ridge Music," says guitarist Jay Langston. "It is a blessing to have a label that believes in the music we make, and together we will bring that music to the masses."
Though the band is clean now, members have been plagued with drug and alcohol addictions and one band member was declared clinically dead following a drug overdose (he lived to tell the tale). The band has toured the country with no money, sleeping on park benches as they went from town to town. One band member was actually homeless and living on the streets for a while. That which did not break them only made them stronger and has made the successes that have come their way even sweeter. The band came together in Atlanta, and after several years of playing and touring, things began to fall into place for Echovalve in 2007. In addition to signing a deal with label Rock Ridge Music, the band also hooked up with a management company and a booking agent. With only two EP's up to this point, in June 2007 Echovalve began recording their first full-length album, "helloagaingoodbye."
Echovalve's dedication to their craft has earned the band some well-deserved notoriety:
John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2004 - Grand Prize Winner, Rock Category
Vans Warped Tour 2005 - Performing Artist
Emergenza International Competition 2005 – First Place US National Finals
Emergenza International Competition 2005 - Fourth Place International Finals
Taubertal Music Festival, Rothenburg, Germany 2005 – Performing Artist
Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2005 - Best Local Overall Music Act
Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2005 - Best Local Rock Act
Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2006 - Best Local Rock Act