- "The One I Love"
Members of The Bridges, a youthful family band based in Oxford, Ala.
The Bridges is a pop-friendly family band consisting of some siblings and a cousin whose debut CD, Limits of the Sky, is produced by pop-rocker Matthew Sweet. With vocal harmonies lush enough to garner Fleetwood Mac comparisons, the group shares its innate gift for melody with a Mountain Stage crowd gathered in Charleston, W.Va.
The group was raised in church, where its members received their earliest musical inspirations. Later, when they began listening to past greats like The Beatles and Crosby, Stills & Nash, their influences merged into the big, bold sound they boast today.
Brittany Painter writes the bulk of the group's lyrics and sings lead alongside her cousins Natalie Byrd on piano and guitar, Isaaca Byrd on bass, Jeremy Byrd on drums and Stacy Byrd on guitar and keyboards.
As host Larry Groce mentions, none of The Bridges' members were born in 1983 when Mountain Stage began, which is becoming more common of the show's guests. Their youthful energy is apparent in the rousing chorus of "Runaway," while their song "Pieces" has been gaining traction on college radio.