Mainstay Rock Bar

Friday – Sep 25 – 8:00

Salient has risen to the forefront of alternative music with their dynamic live show, melodic rock sound, and lyrics that depict the universal search for hope and redemption in a broken world. Signed to Tennessee based ToneCrash Records in May 2009, the band started tracking their fifth project with Grammy & Dove Award winner Barry Blair soon thereafter. Blair was the lead guitarist, songwriter and a founding member of the Grammy & Dove Award winning band Audio Adrenaline.

Like most career bands, Salient’s sound and lyrical depth have matured markedly as they have toured and written. Today their high energy rock vibe draws comparisons to some pretty weighty groups including The Foo Fighters, Live, Collective Soul, Lifehouse and Stone Temple Pilots. Their current release, Dawn Follows Dark, was produced by Dave Clo (All Star United) and has been garnering accolades through various international online music sites.

The quartet has performed for the Nashville Predators (NHL) and appeared with Switchfoot, Decyfer Down, PIllar, Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Remedy Drive, KJ52, Kutless, Fireflight, Building 429, Sanctus Real, The Afters, December Radio, Everlife, Everyday Sunday, Children 18:3, Spoken and John Reuben to name a few. The band has also rocked colleges including Tennessee Tech, Western Kentucky University, Rochester College, Vanderbilt University, Texas Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, Abilene Christian University and Western Kentucky University. Salient provides a high energy rock show and have been performing in bars, clubs, festivals, retreats, camps, colleges and churches for seven years. For touring the group can provide line array concert sound and audio engineer for venues seating 200 – 5,000.

From the beginning the response has been overwhelming. Fans from across the world have taken notice of Salient and a broad cross-section of society has found a band that they can truly relate to. “I believe that people are tired of having musical superficiality shoved at them by executives in suits,” remarks Duckworth. “Our goal is to share our lives through our music. It’s time to get real.”