When I first met Travis Bigwood, he was wearing a Davy Crockett coonskin cap and a big ol' smile. A block party on Depot Avenue, headlined by LiL iFFy, it was one of the very first events that I ever went out to cover for Knoxville Music Warehouse about three years ago. Travis was playing guitar and handing out business cards and stickers for a now-defunct band called O Youth.
Since then, on a pretty consistent basis, he's been rocking crowds with Sweet Years (formerly Zach & Kota's Sweet Life) and serenading crowds with Americana outfit Guy Marshall. Those are two very different, very awesome bands in which Travis plays bass.
As it turns out, the dude's been holding out on us this whole time! Travis recently launched a new project with vocalist Aubrey Mullins. "Pals, it has been a long time since my voice has been at the forefront," Bigwood prefaced as he shared this video via Facebook. Bigwood and Mullins' voices blend perfectly together for harmonies that would make even the coldest heart melt.
At this point, it's probably more efficient to wonder what Travis can't do musically. I've often wondered the same thing about his Sweet Years/Guy Marshall cohort Zach Gilleran who plays drums, guitar, and has fronted a project or two as well.
Travis told us via email that he's "keeping busy with the bass playing," but he hinted at the possibility of more material coming soon. Here's to hoping we hear more of Travis and more of Aubrey singing in the near future.
If you want to check out more of Travis Bigwood's music, you can check out his Bandcamp where he has "Marry Sue," the song posted above, available to stream and/or purchase, as well as a cover of Bob Dylan's "Mama You Been On My Mind."