From High School Hallways to the Halloween Stage: Speakeasy Talks with Young and Rising Band Velvet Green

Athens-based band Velvet Green, consisting of Cora Fitch (vocals), Sam Debatin (guitar), Harper Reese (guitar), Leam McSteen (keyboard), Mitch Spring (bass), and Shea Benezra (drums) don’t sound like most bands. When asked to describe their sound, the band members all offered different answers. At first, “angsty, young funk” seemed to sum up their sound pretty…

A Passion Explored

Two jet-black grand pianos marked Boston and Steinway and Sons are shoved against the wall of his cluttered office, which recite Andre Gribou. Endless sheets of scores pour out of the binders underneath his desk. Those sheets represent time, passion, knowledge and demonstration. Each could be a synonym for Gribou himself. Gribou stands tall, slender,…