This Carolina Soil
We play original music almost exclusively. Our music has been described by some of our fans as 'real and down to earth' as the upstate of South Carolina soil where we call home. We write from the heart, and we believe that shows in our performances and our CD. The Highway 29 Band came together in November, 2008, for a benefit concert in Myrtle Beach, SC. Songwriter Steve Gordin had one song, Till Tommorrow, named as a finalist in the 2008 Folk Song category by the Independent Singer Songwriter Association. Two other songs, Carolina Dreams and Alive were named semifinalists in the UK 2008 Songwriting contest. Several other songs have been rated highly in international and national contests, and Till Tommorrow was named to the short list of the 2008 Australian Songwriter's Contest. Emerging from a Christian rock band, Robert Tapp brought his talent as a songwriter as well as his phenomenal guitar talents to the group. Adding newcomers Tyler Tapp and Lincoln Levison, the band stayed together even after the benefit and worked tgether at developing their unique style and sound. But we love to perform, and we bring energy and humor to our sets. Tapp provides the solid country/Southern Rock voice and is the primary lead singer. Yet, Gordin has the folk/blues pipes and sings lead when the song calls for that.