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Nashville Open Submissions Results for The Deli's Year-End Poll 2015 for Emerging Artists

2015 may be behind us, but we here at the Deli spent the past year with our ears tuned to the future. Now that the dust from our most recent journey around the sun has settled, we're excited to reveal the results of our Open Submissions poll. We asked local Nashville artists to submit their work, and the list below reflects our editors' rankings of what we received. Next we'll be revealing the results of our local jurors' nominations, followed by one more round of voting by our readers and our writers. Stay tuned and keep it coming in 2016, Nashville.

Step Sisters Score: 7.5/10

10 String Symphony Score: 7.5/10

Cosmic Coast Score: 7.33/10

Birdtalker Score: 7.33/10

Smooth Hound Smith Score: 7/10

Damned Rivers Score: 7/10

Annalise Emerick Score: 7/10

Honorable Mentions:

Erin RaeRobert Sieben's Sidecar SazeracJack BerryOh GrandpaAshley LeoneThe DragThe IgnoristBrave TownFuture ThievesGnarly ParkersMichael McQuaid





Meet Future Thieves

Today, I would like to introduce you to another up and coming Nashville act, Future Thieves. They  formed about a year ago when long time collaborators Elliot Collet (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Stan Nickell (lead guitar) teamed up with Nick Goss (bass), Austin McCool (lead guitar), and Gianni Gibson (drums).

You may have heard their song "Secret" on the radio recently. They were featured as Lightning 100's local artist of the week last month.

They are definitely a rock act with bluesy influences and a nice blend of indie and classic rock. Collett pens the lyrics and hails from the hills of Kentucky. Before forming the band, he studied audio engineering and ran live sound at shows. Nickell, also a native Kentuckian, has a strong blues background. He can not only play the hell out of a guitar, but he also loves fixing them and performing other technical modifications. McCool and Goss are longtime friends from Indiana and Gibson comes from a musical family in Los Angeles. They all joined forces in Nashville where they are living and making music together. Their first EP is tightly and masterfully engineered and comes from their own home studio.
 
The band writes and arranges the music together to share Collett's stories in a powerful way. There is a big sound, but you can still pick out great guitar melodies and tight vocal harmonies. 

Last Tuesday evening the guys played a rare, stripped-down acoustic set at Two Old Hippies as an unofficial kick-off to some East Coast tour dates. Stay tuned for an exciting Future Thieves announcement next month!‚Äč -Jared Godar

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