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Glassetonbury, Vol. 3: Championship Round

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We’ve made it to the last round of Glassetonbury Vol. 3, and two worthy Nashville-based acts have risen to the top. Six-piece folk-rock/Americana band Juke of June takes on indie rocker Brian Elliot in the most unpredictable Glassetonbury finale to date. Both of them had similar voter turnout throughout the tournament, so this one will likely be a nail-biter.

Let’s take a look at how we got here today.



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Turn Around” – Juke of June

defeated “The One” by Richard in the Round of 32

defeated “Smoke” by Simen Mitlid in the Sweet Sixteen

defeated “Info Nympho” by Sam Soto in the Elite Eight

defeated “Sleeping In On Sundays” by Dante Palminteri in the Final Four

“Turn Around” is the latest single from Juke of June, and brings one of the most powerful vocal performances in Glassetonbury history from singer Jackson Hahn. Borrowing elements from 70s rock, Americana, and folk-country, this song feels both massive and homey at the same time.

It’s a slow-burn, instantly-memorable 6/8 ballad with jangly guitars (Jackson Kilburn and Ben Ballard) and sensational keyboard riffs (Bradley Crow) sprinkled over a rock-solid rhythmic foundation (Zach McCoy — drums; Emily McCreight — bass). The song is an immediate playlist save that you’ll be singing to yourself all day.

— vs. —

Blue Jean Girl” – Brian Elliot

defeated “Lost My Love” by Maisie May in the Round of 32

defeated “Friends” by Eric Vattima and MNERVA in the Sweet Sixteen

defeated “Rodeo” by Teller & The Tale in the Elite Eight

defeated “Remember” by Elina in the Final Four

Brian Elliot‘s “Blue Jean Girl” lands in the quirky-cool vein of indie rock that reminds me of artists like Franz Ferdinand and Arcade Fire, and it makes for a positive introduction to the East Nashville artist. It has an ear-worm of a chorus with a huge drop-off that builds back up nicely.

Elliot is just as heavily influenced by classic film as he is by classic rock, and that plays out in his cinematic, unconventional songwriting. He cites Quentin Tarantino as a major influence, and the more you listen to “Blue Jean Girl” the easier it becomes to imagine the song in a movie trailer playing behind wide-frame shots of sprawling desert landscapes.

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  1. […] your typical indie-rock singer. The Nashville-based artist who took home our Glassetonbury, Vol. 3 Championship a couple of weeks ago studies film just as closely as his music, and in talking to him, it’s […]

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