Nelson County, VA
By BRL Writer: Marcie Gates
Geographical happenstance can be credited for the members of Nelson County’s next up-and-coming hybrid band-baby coming together.
“We all met because we were all living on Creekside Loop in Beech Grove. That’s where we all kinda got connected,” says singer and guitarist, Jacob Paul Allen (also a member of side project HoboJac).
Accompanying Jacob are the Dennis sisters, Genevieve and Gabrielle, creating a perfect harmony on vocals, while their younger brother, Daniel, also assists with vocals and guitar. And although Jacob is relatively new to the music scene, the rest of the gang has been musically inclined since childhood. Performing in years of chorus and almost a decade’s worth of high school musicals between the three of them, these brothers and sisters are no stranger to the spotlight.
“We really appreciate that people have gone out of their way to support us,” says Gabrielle, UVA grad and Legal Assistant for Rutherford Law Group in Lovingston. “And we encourage people to keep coming out and keep listening as we go.”
“The covers that we do, we’re trying to make them our own, so that it’s not just another, ‘Oh we’ve heard this before’ kind of deal. We’re trying to add our own harmonies and our own twists to it and really make it original,” explains Genevieve, who also teaches at North Branch School.