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NEW ALBUM "CONVERSATIONS" NOW ON iTunes! New Summer tour dates announced through SEPTEMBER!

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From Urbana, OH
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CONVERSATIONS was built from the very things of its title – the communications that comprise our lives. Urbana, Ohio’s self-proclaimed underdogs, SMALL TOWN SLEEPER, have been listening to all your conversations… and they aren’t holding back the details.

Troy, Derek, Will and Dann made their debut a well-traveled album, recording the basic tracks at Electric Lady Studios in NYC with producer/mixer Ken Lewis (Fallout Boy, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West), then traveling to London, England to record the vocals. Later they moved on to Capitol studios in Los Angeles, CA to have strings recorded by legendary arranger/conductor David Campbell (Goo Goo Dolls/Train/Bon Jovi). “The entire process of making this record was a bit strange,” says Troy. “As an artist, you basically spend your entire life trying to take things to the next level, but the funny thing is that you end up working so hard that when you get there, it is a total shock. I mean, you wake up one day and head out to practice in a garage…then the next week you find yourself at the famed Electric Lady Studios with artists like Ryan Adams, J-Lo and Gwen Stefani in the next room, or down the hall.”

SMALL TOWN SLEEPER is a true rock/pop band with a background in small town music staples. Troy was brought up with Country music, “and the ‘John’s’….Fogerty, Mellencamp, and Bon Jovi,” he adds. “When I started doing my own thing I was really into the 90’s rock movement. Looking back, anything ‘grunge,’ as well as Toad the Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra and Third Eye Blind were all big influences on what I’m doing now.” What Troy is doing now is using dialogue in his songs and creating distinct conversations within them.

I know, I know, I know I said. “You are still angry”
I know, I know, I know I said, “This really isn’t the
time...but how about”

“ ’Backseat’ is the song that really made things happen for us,” recounts Troy. “This song was a bit different for me because it took so long to write. Usually, I can put a song together in a couple hours, but this one took a couple weeks, which for me was a lifetime. I just remember finishing the song and recording the demo. I sent it out to our producer who told me that this was ‘the song that was gonna send my kids through college.’ I can only hope that he is right.” The track is a mid-tempo pop song that tells a story of making up after a quarrel in that old American icon…the backseat of a car.

I like the part where your lips start to quiver,
you try to talk, but there’s nothing left to say

“The Part That Walks Away” was Troy’s first co-writing experience. Nashville-based, Grammy Nominated Producer/Songwriter Rob Graves made the assist on this track. “Rob and I hit it off immediately. I played him a bunch of ideas that I had started, but never finished,” Brown said. “He really liked the feel of a song that I had verses written to, but I could never find a chorus that would do the verses any justice.” Rob concocted a great chorus melody as well as a switch in the structure from a guitar-based song to a piano-based song. “The Part That Walks Away” is a song about romantic snapshots in a relationship, and the struggle of watching it all go away.

The way you looked in white. The way the silence
swallowed you and I. The way I met your lips. The way I
almost didn’t try…

“I Have Been Waiting” could very well be the “sleeper hit” the band’s name suggests. The song was written around the same time as “Backseat” but with a distinct vibe. “To me this song has a really modern yet dark sound that builds into a really anthem type chorus,” explains Troy. “The song itself was written about two very specific moments in my life, but I feel the chorus is extremely universal.”

The members of SMALL TOWN SLEEPER’S ambitions for the long run are to have a successful and lasting career doing what they love to do. “If we can support our families and ourselves by doing what we love, then we feel like we have already succeeded,” concludes Troy. Maybe you should call him “John” though… “I won’t lie to you …if we had ‘Bon Jovi’ type success, I wouldn’t be upset…


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The record is called "Conversations" and the track listing is:

1.Let Me Go
2. Backseat
3.The Part that Walks Away
4.I Have Been Waiting
5.Candy
6.Why
7.Song for the Summer
8.Blue Skies Red
9.Can You Relate Too?
10.It Could be You
11. Telvolli Angels

The bands we've shared a stage with:
Amber Pacific
Breaking Benjamin
Daughtry
Daphne Loves Derby
7 Mary 3
July For Kings
Joe Hedges
Paulson
Relient K
Waking Ashland


OUR MYSPACE
UPPER 11 RECORDS
UNION ENTERTAINMENT GROUP


TROY BROWN- Vocals, Guitars
DANN BURD- Drums
WILL GREIDER- Bass, vocals
DEREK SNOWDEN- guitar, vocals




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98.3 WDAQ Danbury, Connecticut
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92.3 WFLY Albany, New York
Jun 19 2008 8:00P
FREE SHOW!!! Concerts in the Park Springfield, Ohio
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Jun 27 2008 9:00P
The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota
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106.1 WNKI Radio Show Elmira, New York
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Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino North Kansas City, Missouri
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Star 94 "Spirit of Freedom Fest." Florence, Alabama
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The Surf Ballroom Clear Lake, Iowa
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Austin’s Saloon Libertyville, Illinois
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Headliners Toledo, Ohio
Jul 11 2008 8:00P
Quaker City Raceway Salem, Ohio
Jul 12 2008 8:00P
TBA TBA
Jul 12 2008 9:00P
Headwaters Park- Three Rivers Festival Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Jul 15 2008 7:30P
Bogart’s Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 16 2008 7:30P
Kickers Clarkesville, Tennessee
Jul 17 2008 9:00P
Center Stage Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 25 2008 8:00P
"Head of the Lakes Fest." Deluth, Minnesota
Jul 26 2008 4:30P
Gateway Golf Center - Rockin on the River Clarkston, Washington
Jul 27 2008 8:00P
Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
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Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
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Midnite Rodeo 3 Abilene, Texas
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Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
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Whiskey River (formerly Grahams Central Waco, Texas
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Aug 22 2008 8:00P
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Free Bird Live Jacksonville, Florida
Aug 24 2008 9:00P
The Music Farm Charleston, South Carolina
Aug 27 2008 8:00P
Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
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Northern Lights Clifton Park, New York
Aug 30 2008 8:00P
TBD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 2 2008 8:00P
Chameleon Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Magic City Music Hall Johnson City, New York
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Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Sep 6 2008 8:00P
Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
Sep 7 2008 8:00P
The Recher Theatre Towson, Maryland
Sep 9 2008 8:00P
The Norva Norfolk, Virginia
Sep 10 2008 9:00P
Amos’ Southend Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 4 2008 8:00P
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