This Nashville-based powerhouse duo consists of Pennsylvania bred, music theater geek Steevie Steeves and straight-from-Kentucky, former bassist for punk-rock band, The Pink Spiders, Jon Decious. The two talents unexpectedly crossed paths at Skip Ewing’s Horse and Writer Seminar in Wyoming where they immediately connected musically. Not long after they met, they realized they both lived behind the liquor store on 8th in the heart of Music City, yet they had to travel thousands of miles to find out they were meant to make music together.
When they began writing together, TOWNE’s sound started taking shape. The power and passion behind their harmonies and lyrics was incomparable to anything they had experienced as musicians. Although
Steeves and Decious have traveled two different paths, the forks in their roads eventually had them heading in the same direction.
Zoe’s music venture began in the rigorous world of classical music and higher education. Spending two years in Arizona attending graduate school for violin, Zoe would spend her late nights freely songwriting and experimenting with different styles of music. She started writing harmonies and melodies that combined her “classical mind” with a rock n’ roll and old-country aesthetic; showcasing the influence of everything from JS Bach to The Eagles. She returned to Charleston this year under stage name, ZOE CHILD, and began producing an album with Susto’s Corey Campbell. Her EP, entitled “Someplace Golden” was released in April 2018 and was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer, Vlado Meller at Truphonic Studios. Her songs evoke a 1970’s witchy-woman sound with strong vocal paths, lush instrumentation, and vulnerable storytelling. Zoe and her band have been making their mark in the Southeast area gaining more and more recognition.