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ON THE RADAR : Local Country Rock Band The Fire Brand Releases New Single “Groovin”

The Fire Brand is a Twin Cities band known for its high-energy, guitar-driven country music.

The band is made up of Tom on lead guitar and vocals, Orion on lead vocals and guitar, Maria on bass, Chris on rhythm guitar, and Eric on drums.

Their 2022 new release “Groovin” continues to grow into a harder country-rock sound while keeping that fun, playful vibe. It’s possibly their best single yet!

“Groovin” could be described as bro-country, music about the lifestyle of having a few beers, hanging out with your friends, and partying. Those themes are not unique to country music but a true embodiment of that great feeling of letting go of all work and life’s problems. 

Though, you won’t find mentions of despair in these country songs. They are written to make you feel as though it’s the height of the party. As long as you keep on Groovin’, you can keep on movin’. 

This seems to be key to the scene of country music that people love. The pull of friendships where you can be the fun version of yourself is quite magnetic. 

Tom’s guitar work is pretty solid. He clearly knows how to create entertaining songs and worthy guitar solos.

The drummer Eric ensures an ideal foundation for the songs. He gives a great base to that rock feel of their country-rock sound. 

Maria plays bass and smiles charmingly at the camera

Maria’s golden smile lights up the stage as she shows her talent on the bass guitar.

Orion Stimpel plays guitar and sings

Orion drives the music with a country-rock vocal style. His voice brings the songs to a full sound that can survive the band’s growing popularity and push it to longevity. 

He has a vocal ability to bring alluring energy and a happy-go-lucky feel to each song. It brings to the imagination the pleasurable feelings as if you are drinking an ice-cold beer on a summer day, even if it’s actually a chilly wintry day.

The Fire Brand plays on stage

Since The Fire Brand’s music videos succeed in making the band look like they are having a blast on stage, their live performances look even more worth coming out for.

Future shows will be loud, fun, and a little rowdy, exactly what 2022 needs. Look out for show dates in the spring and hope for the best!

Written by Renee Jones

Writer, Photographer, and Editor at Music in Minnesota


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