Campbell Brown, Whitt Algar and Stratton Moore have been playing in Charleston-based roots, rock and soul band Gaslight Street together since 2012.
"We have been through a few lineup changes since but stopped hiring out extra bass players, guitars, etc. three years ago when a Whitt decided he could handle the bass duties on the organ with his left hand and piano with his right," says guitar player and vocalist Brown. "That’s really when things started to come together for this band’s sound and direction."
Gaslight Street got picked up by Rocky Mountain Artists out of Denver and have made numerous countrywide tours with them. The trio has also been writing and working in the studio during the last couple of years. Single "Let Me Go" is a sneak peek of the album that is set to drop later in the summer.
“Let Me Go” involved a major transition in Brown's life involving a relationship.
"I don't want to get too specific because she doesn't deserve that recognition," says Brown with a laugh. "It was a tough period in my life."
The band took the song out on a boat for a video shoot while they were helping move a piano across the Intracoastal Waterway to Goat Island.
"It started a series of writing sessions in what became the album we’ll release in August," says Brown. "The song became a staple and really just reminds me how lucky we all are to have been able to lean on one another in times of need."
Omar Colon of Fairweather Studios engineered and mixed the song in his studio last summer and Matthew Garber of B-Side Mastering mastered the track recently.
Gaslight Street will play the Charleston Pour House on April 13 for a single release show. Then, the band will be on the road in North Carolina and Tennessee, gearing up for the official album release, which will be back at the Pour House on Aug. 25.