Patrick Sanders and Gabe Gebremedhin of Lone Tree – Coming Home Again

We are so excited to have returning guests Patrick Sanders & Gabe Gebremedhin of Lone Tree back on No Simple Road this week!

Lone Tree, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is a group of 5 expat teens formed 6 years ago to create a high energy, powerful sound that is contemporary yet firmly rooted in their influences from rock, blues, funk, reggae, and the legacy of great, live music.

The band was originally named Refuge which represented what they are all about: escaping from shallow, inauthentic music. First meant as tongue and cheek, it came to symbolize their drive for social progress.

Lone Tree’s influences are broad and reflect their deep knowledge of music history across many genres. Major influences include the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Gary Clark Jr., The Wailers, Xavier Rudd, Brittany Howard, Funkadelic, Sublime, Jethro Tull, Groundation, Fleetwood Mac and King Gizzard.

We talk with the guys a bit about:

  • Moving back from South Africa to the US for college.
  • The hurdles faced in having a band spread across the globe.
  • Facing difficult life transitions while staying focused on the goal.
  • How they managed to record new music while in different countries.
  • Some of the cultural differences between South Africa and the USA.
  • Some of the strategy behind releasing new music.
  • Why stellar performances make such an indelible impact.
  • What each of their dream venues would be.
  • Being here in the US for school, what foods are they missing from home.

… and so much more!

For music, videos, news, and more head over to www.lonetreeband.com

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