About The Hope Trust:
The Hope Trust makes thinkers’ rock in Denton, Texas. Channeling a blend of Americana, timeless pop, and rock ‘n’ roll that hooks lovers of Neil Finn (Crowded House), Wilco, and The Wallflowers, frontman Kelly Upshaw pens songs that steadily unfold, leading captive listeners through a field of sonic space. With his brother Michael on pedal steel and guitar, bassist Andy Odom, Jeremy Buller on keyboards and guitar and Grady Don Sandlin joining the core members on drums, the result is a high-energy show that’s cerebral but accessible.
Band members have played together for the better part of a decade, appearing in various groups like Slick 57, Doug Burr’s rock ‘n’ roll venture The Lonelies, Bosque Brown, RTB2, and an early version of Chris Holt’s The Slack.
About The Incurable Want:
The Hope Trust recorded their debut album, The Incurable Want, in a home studio in 2007. The album was “extremely highly recommended” and praised as “high-quality stuff” by Absolute Powerpop, and made the blog’s Best of 2007 list. The Incurable Want features performances by Midlake’s Eric Nichelson and Lift to Experience’s Andy Young. Jeff Lipton (Pernice Brothers) mastered the record.
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