Pop Country meets Americana with the ROAMies Sunday
From their pop-meets-country Americana sound to their music videos filmed on an iPhone; from the heartfelt lyrics to the Frisbees available on their website; from their experimentation with unusual instruments to their undeniable chemistry, there’s nothing about the ROAMies that doesn’t shout spontaneity and fun.
Even their genesis as a band was a happy accident: the combination of the unique vocals of Alexa James and Rory Partin’s deep, soulful croon was noticed by fans when the husband and wife toured together back in 2012. Fans encouraged them to combine forces to create an unforgettable sound, and the ROAMies was their response.
Their Facebook page states that they formed the ROAMies to embody their “hope that people will connect and feel that they’re not alone in their lives and experiences.” Whether or not you’re a pop or country fan is irrelevant; their passion is attractive to fans of all genres. Their desire to connect with fans is visible through their weekly updates on social media, most notably YouTube, where they post covers, vlogs, and stories behind songs.
Even with their rich harmonies and bubbly, folksy melodies, the ROAMies don’t shy away from strong emotion. Whether exploring the joys of an old relationship in “Fun to Love You” or acknowledging hardships in “Still the One,” their honesty and introspection are a breath of fresh air.
Come hear the ROAMies play at the Chattanooga Market this Sunday, and follow them on any social media platform. You won’t regret it.