Brief Bio: In troubled times like these, where every day seems to bring more bad news and even the brightest forecasts make Chicken Little sound like an optimist, it takes a heaping helping of hubris to think that any one person or group of people can truly make a difference. But State of Man sincerely believes that music has the power to change the world, and remain determined to do their part to inspire the “Yes We Can” generation. Formed in Atlanta in 2000, the quartet originally bonded over their common sense of professionalism and love of ‘90s rock legends like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Tool. But unlike many young bands, who expect rapid success and give up when million-dollar deals don’t rain from the heavens, State of Man kept plugging away, racking up a series of accomplishments ranging from Battle of the Bands wins and Rolling Stone appearances to landing a single on the Billboard charts. “Every year something would happen to keep us going,” bassist James Beale recalls, “picking up momentum gradually along the way. We’ve experienced the highs and lows, but even when we encountered disappointment we all remained focused on our commitment to our goals. That’s why we’ve been together as long as we have, because we built that critical chemistry that is the foundation of every good band.” [ END ]
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July 20, 2009.