A show-stopping vocalist and sharp songwriter, Nick Norman brings humor, heart, southern storytelling, and soulful swagger to the country genre. It's a sound that began taking shape in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, where Nick grew up listening to a soundtrack of home-state heroes — including Edwin McCain and Hootie & the Blowfish — and icons like Stevie Wonder and The Band. He soaked it all up, mixing the rootsy sounds of the FM dial with the awe-inspiring power of the gospel singers he'd hear every Sunday morning at the local church.
A lifelong friend and collaborator of country star Lee Brice, Nick began recording songs as a teenager, working inside a makeshift studio that he constructed with Lee in the pump house of a local church camp. He later moved south to Key West, where he established himself as one of the area's strongest draws. Even so, it was his newest album that brought him back to Nashville, where Nick recorded a batch of raw, rootsy songs — including several tracks co-written with his childhood friend, Lee — in Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studio. Produced by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Elisha Hoffman, Nick Norman isn't just Nick's strongest effort to date; it's also the first release on Pump House Records.
We are shaped by songs and we are shaped by setting. Finnegan Bell is born from both.
Raised in South Carolina and located in Charleston, Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore have roots deeply tied to the place they call home. Williams and Bazemore began writing and playing together while students at The University of South Carolina, and through life’s turns and seasons, they have not stopped making music since.
As the band Finnegan Bell, the duo continues to play over 100 shows a year having shared the stage with John Paul White, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Penny & Sparrow, Will Hoge, Marc Broussard, Edwin McCain and many other national and regional acts.
With a deep belief in the power of music and community, Finnegan Bell created and curates the critically acclaimed songwriter series STAC House Shows. Located in historic venues in Charleston, SC it provides a unique opportunity for songwriters and audiences to connect.
Finnegan Bell is currently writing for their next full-length album set to be recorded in 2021. Their album, I Was Gone, charted in the top 10 of Apple Music’s Singer-Songwriters chart, and was also an Editor’s Choice.
With stirring melodies, engaging harmonies and lyrics crafted for both the everyman and the poet, Finnegan Bell continues to show themselves to be two of the most seasoned songwriters and performers their beloved state has ever grown.