The popular band from Dayton, Ohio is changing their name and re-releasing their catalog in preparation for their first national release

Throughout music history, many acts have changed names before gaining national attention. The Quarrymen, The Rattlesnakes, The Hype, Mammoth… These local bands would come to be known as some of the greatest bands in music history: the Beatles, the Bee Gees, U2 and Van Halen. On Saturday, Feb. 26, popular band “Southbound,” based in Dayton, Ohio, announced that they had changed their name to “Ludlow Creek.” The name change comes on the eve of the band’s re-releases of their debut album, 2015’s “Hands Of Time” and their 2021 single, “What About Love.”

The band released a statement saying, “As you our loyal followers know, over the course of 9 years of playing classic rock covers, we have also created our own music that embodies the sound and feel of our musical influences. , and now we have decided to continue writing and performing our own material full time. Each of us in the band thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support over the years. We are truly touched by your love for us. and that love is reciprocated! we love creating and performing music – your input, feedback and sharing your life experiences with us is what keeps us going and moving forward!”

The band also released their first music video under the Ludlow Creek name, “Stoney Lonesome Road”. The song is from their upcoming album in 2022 (MTS Records.)

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Ludlow Creek is:
Allen Seals: guitar, mandolin and vocals
Dave Benson: guitar and vocals
Jeffrey Friend: drums and vocals
Michelle Scarpelli: keyboards and vocals
Tom Scarpelli: bass and vocals

Formed in 2013, “Southbound” has performed numerous shows and entertained thousands of people. Over the years they began to create music that embodied the sound and feel of their various musical influences, and eventually decided to pursue writing and performing their own material full time. As the band prepared to release their second album in the winter of 2021-2022, they renamed themselves and Ludlow Creek was born. Ludlow Creek is a group of 5 close friends and accomplished singer-instrumentalists who enjoy creating and performing music. Boasting a strong bond of friendship and using a range of instruments, they create authentic, heartfelt music with thoughtful melodies, infectious hooks and intricate vocal harmonies. Generating a sound that can only be described as “modern classic rock”, some have compared their catalog of material to the sound and feel of the Doobie Brothers and the Eagles.

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