The Apache Relay

Michael Ford Jr. was a music business major when he met The Apache Relay in a Belmont University dorm. They were already deep into “a very Americana, very rootsy” sound, and before long the band was backing up Ford around campus, and soon everywhere else. Ford Jr. dropped out of college, and the group, which at the time included Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys) gigged relentlessly behind their 2009 debut 1988 and 2011’s breakthrough American Nomad. Midway through their touring in support of American Nomad, Ford, Jr’s brother joined the band rounding out the group’s line up and sound. While touring in support of the album The Apache Relay found themselves opening for Mumford & Sons and hitting such festivals as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, among others.

The writing sessions for their new album, The Apache Relay, were the first time the Nashville-based group stopped to catch their breath in years. Inspired by Shelby Lynne and Richard Swift, and working with producer Kevin Augunas at Fairfax Recordings, formerly known as the famous California studio Sound City, The Apache Relay shows a band eager to push past their boundaries, and commitment to always evolving their sound.

Past Shows


Sep
20
th
2014
Canterbury Park
Sep
20
th
2014
Canterbury Park

Trampled by Turtles

with The Head And The Heart, Low, CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES and more!
Aug
3
rd
2014
Mainroom
Aug
3
rd
2014
Mainroom

Jenny Lewis

with The Apache Relay
Feb
28
th
2014
Turf Club
Feb
28
th
2014
Turf Club

The Apache Relay and The Lonely Wild

with Promised Land Sound
Oct
5
th
2013
7th St Entry
Oct
5
th
2013
7th St Entry
Apr
21
st
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
21
st
2011
7th St Entry

Ezra Furman & the Harpoons

with Tristen and The Apache Relay

More Shows

Nov
3
rd
7th St Entry

The Brevet

Oct
23
rd
Fine Line

TAUK Moore TAUK + Kanika Moore )

Oct
16
th
7th St Entry

The Deer

with Val Son
Nov
4
th
7th St Entry

The Paranoyds

with Bad Waitress and Zilched