- The Local Strangers -
The Local Strangers is a Seattle soulful-Americana band featuring Midwestern transplants Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart. With powerful vocals and intricate harmonies, their poignant, honest, and relatable songwriting has distinguished them in the Americana/alt-country scene. They thrive on stage in an energetic display of passion – whether backed by their 6-piece band or as an acoustic duo – creating an unmistakable connection with every audience.
After departing from long term musical projects, Aubrey and Matt met in September 2010 and quickly realized that they shared a common musical vision. Just a month after meeting, they entered the studio to begin work on their debut EP – the day after their first show. The collaborative recording process brought together sensational talent and laid the foundation for The Local Strangers’ full-band sound.
Since releasing their debut EP in June, The Local Strangers have logged over 6,000 miles of touring on the West Coast and Midwest. They have built a strong following in Seattle, playing to big crowds at The Tractor Tavern, Columbia City Theater, The Crocodile, and Doe Bay Fest, garnering high praise from Seattle Weekly, Seattlest.com, SSGMusic.com, and Indie Rock Reviews, among others.
But these flames, feel like home to me,
I have never felt so free
Don’t take this away from me
Cuz with fire coursing through my veins I think I finally see
That with the Devil my heart is meant to be
- Devil and a Stiff Drink