RUSTY SHIPP - Hold Fast To Hope (CD) FFO Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin

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If you are a Christian rock fan and are not familiar with RUSTY SHIPP yet, now is the time! 


Artist: Rusty Shipp

Title: Hold Fast To Hope

Style: Nautical Rock & Roll

Media: CD Jewel Case 2 Panel Insert

Year: 2014 Debut EP 

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

For Fans Of: Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana


Track Listing: 

1. Wrath To Rote

2. Hackberry Tree

3. Let Go

4. F-Words (You Don't Mind)

5. Davy Jones Ain't Got Nothing On Me


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True to their name, Nashville’s Rusty Shipp have created a sound known as Nautical Rock ‘n’ Roll. Characterized by its dark, underwater sound, haunting vocals, and unconventional heavy riffs, the music is a perfect fusion of grunge and surf rock, sounding appropriately like a “rusty ship”! The band has created a multi-dimensional, artistic experience that integrates music, narrative story-telling, illustration, and video to take the listener on a voyage into their underwater world with its undercurrent of provocative philosophies. Artistry and depth aside though, their music is most memorable for the Beatlesque chord progressions and hooky vocal melodies at the core of every song.

Tirelessly thinking and working like it’s a divine mission, the band’s goal is to “inspire people’s imagination, fill them with hope, and do our part to increase harmony in the world using the medicine of music.” The result of this zeal is the new concept album “Dark Side of the Ocean” released on 10/28/22.

Named after singer-songwriter Russ T. Shipp, the band was started in 2014 in Nashville, TN and grew to include AJ Newton on drums and Doug Webster on bass. Russ T. has his own signature sound, weaving his raspy voice in and out of falsetto and vibrato; at times sounding like a “higher-pitched Kurt Cobain,” as one music critic put it, and other times like a ghost.