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The Greatest of These

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Aptly described as "Kentucky fried alt-rock," The Greatest of These draws from their roots planted firmly in the Appalachian foothills. The Greatest of These is a 4-piece alternative rock band from Eastern Kentucky now based in the Lexington, KY area. Influenced by both blues and the Seattle sound of the mid-90s, TGOT often adds 3-part harmonies and atypical time signatures to add polish to their otherwise gritty sound.

Todd Melton's vocal style, clearly influenced by The Doors and Pearl Jam, forms a unique bond with the melodic and classic hard rock-influenced guitar riffs written by Steve Jones. Dustin Tennill and Trent Garrison form a rhythm section that is the perfect backdrop for these sounds, rooted in alternative rock as well as blues and jazz. Each member of the band brings a unique musical perspective, being influenced by different avenues of rock and roll. The common thread in The Greatest of These may very well be each member's roots, planted in the eastern Kentucky mountains. Melton's lyrical songwriting style lends evident references to the band's hometowns, often writing about poverty and other social issues prevalent in those areas. The Greatest of These recorded an EP in 2003, a full-length studio album in 2007, and released their second full-length album in 2011.

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