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Act of Congress
OriginBirmingham, Alabama
GenresFolk, acoustic, newgrass
Years active2006-present
LabelsIndependent
Websiteactofcongressmusic.com
MembersConnie Skellie
Chris Griffin
Tim Carroll Jr.
Adam Wright
Past membersBethany Borg

Act of Congress is a Birmingham, Alabama based singer-songwriter group. They play only acoustic instruments in their music, giving them a sound that is unique, meshing several genres of music together.[1] Their first performance of the debut album Declaration sold out at WorkPlay Theater in Birmingham in 2008.[2]

History

The group's founding members, Chris Griffin and Adam Wright, met in college. Wright, a pianist, and Griffin, a guitar player, were interested in converging the sounds of progressive bluegrass with softer pop melodies on acoustic instruments. In 2006, Tim Carroll, an upright bass player, was added to play instrumentation for Maylene and the Sons of Disaster's second album.[3] Act of Congress has also played alongside several Symphonies, including the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in their annual "An Alabama Christmas" concert. On October 17, 2014, Act of Congress played with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.[4] The group has also been the opening act for Toby Keith and John Mayer.[5]

In 2007, Bethany Borg joined the group after leaving several years performing in Branson, Missouri. Connie Skellie is now active in the band (fiddler and vocalist) replacing Bethany Borg.

Discography

  • Love Remains EP - March 13, 2008
  • Declaration - September 5, 2008
  • Cover Up EP - October 1, 2009
  • Christmas Vol. 1 EP - November 24, 2011
  • Worth Fighting For - March 27, 2012
  • The Christmas Collection - November 4, 2016

References

  1. ^ "Act of Congress Playing at SXSW". filthylucre.com. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Act of Congress. "About". Act of Congress Website. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Busdeker, John. "Birmingham's Act of Congress set for Friday concert with Huntsville Youth Symphony". The Huntsville Times. Newhouse. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Colurso, Mary. "Christmas gift: Act of Congress in concert with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra". The Birmingham News. Newshouse. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Davidson, Chris. "Act of Congress". Bham Weekley. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 


   

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