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With respective roots in Minnesota and North Carolina, best friend duo Kelsey Kopecky and Laura Musten both followed their individual heartbeats to Nashville and landed at Belmont University where they first met.  Bouts of laughter and a love for making music quickly forged a friendship that has now framed their melodious partnership as Feather & Belle.

This compelling musical collaboration is not only rooted in deep friendship, but is also characterized by their diverse experiences in the music industry.

Kelsey tours the country writing music, singing and playing keys in indie-rock band of brothers, the Kopecky Family Band.

Laura – established as a recognizable studio and performing violinist in Nashville – plays for artists like Brooke Waggoner, Chris Tomlin, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  In addition, she currently tours with global electronic act, Owl City.

After writing songs drenched in lessons from classical music studies that musically agree with the pop sensibilities of Fiest, Andrew Bird, Regina Spektor, or Grizzly Bear, Feather & Belle is now making their debut with an 11 song album in hand, Pockets Run Deep.

This album is in equal parts lovely and haunting, cinematic and thought-provoking, colorful and timeless.  Tuning wine glasses to hover over their haunting ballad for jackals, “Zombie”, Feather & Belle present a battle between good and evil told in a 3 movement orchestral composition laced with whispers and wind-chimes.  Whether it is the retro handclaps in their Motown influenced tune, “Tennessee Baby”,  or lush string orchestration in songs like “Dress”, Pockets Run Deep is truly a visual narrative that showcases the grand nature of these multi-instrumentalist songwriters.

And so the story of best friends turned band begins. The sun is beaming through their windows, and Feather & Belle have a song to sing to the world.  After all, birds of a feather will find a way… to flock together.


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