Columbia Nashville, Epic Records Sign Country Group Levon

Pictured (Front row, L-R): Jim Catino; Levon members Ryan Holladay, Michael David Hall and Jake Singleton; and Randy Goodman, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville; (Back Row): Manager Randy Cohen, Cohen Entertainment; John Zarling, EVP, Marketing & New Business, Sony Music Nashville; producer Jamie Houston, GB Productions; Paul Pontis, EVP, A&R, Epic Records; Shane Allen, Sr. VP, Promotion, Columbia Nashville; and Ken Robold, EVP/COO, Sony Music Nashville. Photo: Alan Poizner

Sony Music’s Columbia Nashville and Epic Records have dually signed new country group Levon to a long-term recording agreement.

Levon consists of three best friends: Northbrook, Illinois, native Michael David Hall (on guitar and lead vocals, with a soaring five-octave range); Sumter, South Carolina’s Jake Singleton (on harmonies, bass, and percussion); and Camden, Tennessee, native Ryan Holladay (on guitar, mandolin, harmonies, and background vocals).

A few of the trio’s musical roots are suggested by their name, an homage to the talents of The Band’s Levon Helm, as well as Elton John and his song, “Levon.” All in their twenties, Levon’s members share a collective musical passion for the 1970s “Laurel Canyon Sound” generation.

Playing such Music City-area venues as Puckett’s in nearby Leiper’s Fork and gigging for tips outside Nashville fave, the Pancake Pantry, helped contribute to Levon’s early buzz. To date, the band has expanded its résumé to include festival dates and opening slots for such artists as Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Kelsea Ballerini, Alabama and many others.


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