Telling Stories is a five piece original pop/funk band who have been together and playing in Austin for just over one year. In that short time, they've managed to play dozens of shows at local clubs including Ruta Maya's, The Saxon Pub, Le Privelege, Momo's, Mozart's on Lake Austin, Grafitti's and Texas Mist, just to name a few. In the process, they've captured a small but loyal following and have sold more than 600 copies of their self-produced debut CD, "Greyhound."
Telling Stories is formed around the songwriting duo of Julie Nolen and Terry Dossey. Julie and Terry still play out frequently as an acoustic duo, often joined by the latest addition to the band, Crystalyn Carney. Don Burns on bass, Daniel Jones on drums, and David Webb on keys, known for his work with Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson and others, fill out the full version of the band for larger venues.
Telling Stories is also known for the impressive company they keep. Carlos, Rollo, and Fernie, Austin's own Grooveline Horns, occasionally grace the stage at larger TS shows, as does the Tosca String Quartet, both groups being on the TS debut album.
Telling Stories "mission statement" is to marry an infectious funk groove on the bottom with catchy pop melodies and harmonies on top. Unlike most funk projects, lyrics are important and every song "tells a story." It's an ambitious undertaking.
Current show dates, additional photos and biographical materials, song lyrics and downloads, and even the stories behind each song can be found on the band's web site, www.tellingstoriesmusic.com. Booking can be handled through the web site, or by contacting 13th House Records / Audible Attitude Publishing.