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The Winnie Blues Release the Latest Single Ahead of their Debut Album

Tennessee Rain’ is the third single from The Winnie Blues upcoming debut album. This song was one of the earlier songs written by the pair. Originating from their first time experiencing the Tennessee tornado sirens, The Winnie Blues felt it was somewhat representational of what was occurring for them at the time.

“This was written shortly after we had established ourselves as a band. Together, and individually, we were both experiencing some pretty big transitions” - says writer/vocalist Cameron Potts.

If this is your first time hearing of them, The Winnie Blues are a Nashville-based Americana duo, originally from Australia. Their debut album 'Half Wide Awake, But Dreaming' is set to be released July 16th 2021.

It could have been any other Wednesday, at any other venue in NYC. But on this warm spring evening, Alice Beatty and Cameron Potts had a chance encounter at a Ruby Boots gig in the Lower East Side in 2016. After hearing each others Australian accent, the pair bonded over beer and a shared passion for music.

Less than a year later with no contact, both Beatty and Potts separately and unknowingly moved to Nashville, TN. A chance encounter at a dive bar led them to believe that fate was in charge of the narrative. The pair began song writing, and introduced themselves as ‘The Winnie Blues’.

“I instantly felt comfortable with Cam. He valued my ideas, and he could pretty much read my thoughts from early on. Something just clicked and we were in sync with our song writing process” says Beatty.

The Winnie Blues draw on inspiration from some of the most influential duo’s in music history. From Johnny & June, to Nick & Kylie, and Emmylou & Gram to place their unique stamp on the Americana music scene.

When The Winnie Blues step on to the stage they bring with them a mix of established artistry and raw sincerity. Having toured for some 12 years, Writer/Vocalist/Guitarist Cameron Potts established himself through his work with Dead Letter Chorus, bringing a depth of knowledge and experience with authentic, dark and dynamic songwriting. Beatty carries with her a youthful ambition and a voice that is so unique and honest, you’d be forgiven for thinking she herself had years of world class touring under her belt.

At the end 2019, they had finished tracking their first album with the grand plans of a 2020 extensive tour through the south-east of the US to promote their album release.

2020 had other plans - but you know this. It’s been an incredibly difficult year for everyone.

With their eyes cast to the future, The Winnie Blues are set to release a series of singles followed by their debut album in June 2021.


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