Known for its ability to grow some of the best music acts in the country, northeast ohio is a hotbed of emerging artists and the home of the alternative acoustic band, the Speedbumps.
The Speedbumps released its sophomore LP "Apple Tree" in early 2009. Artists ranging from Nick Drake and Iron and Wine to Wilco and Radiohead influence their sound. The band has shared the stage with several national acts, including OKGO, Andrew Bird, Anathello, Chrissie Hynde and Matt Nathanson among others.
“Apple Tree” is the follow-up to their debut album, “Back to Burlington”, released in 2005. The Speedbumps maintain the high level of songwriting and instrumentation demonstrated on their first album, and in the process has found an incredible emotive outlet shown on tracks that display the diversity in Urycki’s thematic songwriting.
What separates the Speedbumps from other bands - is the complexity and uniqueness of its sound. Incorporating a combination of hollow-bodied instruments that reflect the classical, jazz and modern age, the band produces alternative acoustic music with a folk-style feel. The vast musical influences and individual talent of Urycki, Kristoff, Hawkins, Bonnis and Adams combine to form an honest, intelligent and organic sound that is delivered in each song and performance