Pop-Country trio Auburn Road consists of Paxton Martin, Kristen Brown, and Alicia Paulson. These life-long friends may hail from the suburbs of Sacramento but their music truly reflects the ethos of Nashville through their infectious style, sass and spirit. Armed with stunning harmonies, and a tell-all attitude filled songwriting approach, they are sure to crash through the typical labels placed on women in today’s country music.
During their senior year of high school these determined young women self-released their debut EP Fancy telling stories of youthful optimism, heartache, self-empowerment and what it means to stand on your own two feet. “Given that we wrote Fancy when we were 14 and 15 years old, our music has grown up with us. Our first EP was about us discovering who we were as artists and people.” explains Kristen.
Since the release of their first EP, Auburn Road has been traveling throughout California performing at as many clubs and county fairs as they could to perfect their brand of California Country. While out on the road they have been writing and recording new material. Learning from the infectious heat that is often felt during their raw performances, Auburn Road was encouraged to record their vocals the “old fashioned way” eschewing studio tricks and auto-tune, which can be heard through every song on their sophomore EP Mustang Vol 1.
“Our new music has a much different feel compared to the songs on Fancy. After writing the first few songs for Mustang we knew we wanted this next album to feel dusty and gritty. Now that we have had more life experience, we can put that into our lyrics, vocals and music. The new songs take you through every emotion” Alicia commented.
During this past year Auburn Road made their Stagecoach Festival debut and had the opportunity to open for Morgan Wallen, Love & Theft and Country Music legend Toby Keith. “We’re so thankful for all of the amazing opportunities we’ve had this past year and are excited about what the future holds.” adds Paxton.
Wrapping up the first leg of their radio tour across the southeast, US Auburn Road have launched their new single and full lyric video, “Warning”, available now everywhere. The powerful vocals of Kristen Brown, Alicia Paulson and Paxton Martin blend beautifully to deliver stunning harmonies on this new song that dives headfirst into the very relatable heartbreak that comes with seeing your ex-love with someone new for the first time, no matter how prepared you think you are, you are not! It stings, it hurts and this song is about that feeling and how your girls help you through it! With a girlfriend tell all style and fearless female songwriting approach, their contagious personalities and amazing harmonies, Auburn Road is poised to take country music by storm. Current fans of the ladies include Toby Keith, Morgan Wallen, Rascall Flatts, Clay Walker, and Uncle Kracker, all of whom they have opened for.
On their radio tour the girls visited and performed at radio stations in Nashville, Greenville, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Atlanta including networks such as iHeart Radio, Cumulus, Beasley Broadcast Group and more! Everyone they met quickly became fans of this talented and powerful girl group who are just beginning to make their mark on the country music scene.
Look for their Quarantine Concerts on Facebook starting April 1st, 2020.