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Modern youth with vintage roots

CMT featured artist Gwen Levey and The Breakdown are a 70’s throwback outfit with roots in Country, Americana and Rock&Roll. Their debut album, ‘Gypsy Soul,' showcases their fondness for the freedom and psychedelia of a bygone era. 

The Nashville based band consists of Gwen Levey (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Evan Gross (lead guitar/vocals), Stevie Rae Stephens (keys/vocals), and Ben Reiff (drums/vocals). They have been featured on official Spotify playlists "Next From Nashville," "New In Nashville," "The Road to Americana," and "Fresh Finds: Country” and they have been featured by American Songwriter Magazine. Gwen Levey and The Breakdown have continuously been showcased on WMOT Roots Radio, the official sponsor of AMERICANAFEST, on their "Local Brew Hour,” as well as on Nashville’s Independent station, Lightning 100, for "Spotlight 615."

“Brown Eyes Blue,” the featured single off of the band’s ‘Gypsy Soul’ album, is a fun, uptempo song about the heartache of interconnected romance. It’s a late 70’s, early 80’s throwback to a time when the hippie southern California groove merged with the new wave coming out of London and New York.