Bascom Hill is a trio of lager-loving, joke cracking, Wisconsin-raised musicians in the truest sense of the word. As veterans of the music scene, a lot has changed for them personally and in the biz over the course of 4 albums. But through it all, one thing has remained constant: a commitment to their music, which is known for its effortless hooks, memorable choruses, and clever lyrics.
Bascom Hill’s fourth studio release exhibits the kind of growth that’s only possible after a long hiatus from the rigors of the road and the evolving music industry. In pondering politics, relationships, and life’s everyday ups and downs, Bascom Hill creates relatable, infectious melodies that shape the mood of the EP. Each song is a showcase of what Bascom Hill does best – molding distinctive vocals with layered harmonies and a complement of stunning guitar melodies into a varied, but distinguished sound.
These days, Bascom Hill has fully embraced life as an indie band. They’ve happily taken control of their own destiny, a powerful sentiment that is captured in the music itself. Their live show is stripped down with a focus on vocal harmonies, rich textures, and acoustic sounds, the music is built to highlight the songwriting. Now they are telling the stories they want to tell, sharing – without filters or apology – exactly where they are now as individuals and as a band. And they are having more fun than ever.
Part of having more fun and exploring new sounds is adding other well-seasoned musicians to the Bascom Hill pot to cook up some interesting new flavors...from the haunting vocals on “Not Yours” of Megan Slankard, an up and coming artist from the Bay area to the instrumental wizardry of members of Wisconsin favorites Phat Phunktion, Youngblood Brass Band, and Wheel House.
Bascom Hill is Jason Sheridan on lead guitar and vocals, Charlie Victor on lead vocals, and Scott Cannaday on guitar, vocals, and keyboards and whatnots. Jason and Charlie have been writing songs together since the first Clinton Administration and the “new guy” Scott has been in the band since 2007.
Bascom Hill’s music has been featured on over 70 TV shows and has shared the stage with The Fray, Lifehouse, Gavin DeGraw, Bob Schneider, Hanson, Augustana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and more. Bascom Hill was the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards 2010 Pop Artist of the Year and won the 2006 Album of the Year for “Maybe.”