ROB ALDRIDGE & THE PROPONENTS
Led by singer/songwriter and guitarist Rob Aldridge, Rob Aldridge and The Proponents is an indie rock band hailing from North Alabama. Inspired by the rich musical history of the area, Rob Aldridge and The Proponents blend multiple genres and influences into their own style. The band is known for their exciting, compelling live shows and creative, thoughtful songwriting.
Aldridge began playing solo shows in bars before he could legally drive to them. His debut album, Anything & Everyone solidified his relationship with sometimes co-writer and nearly constant musical companion of over 13 years now, Rob Malone (fiddle worms, DBT). They enlisted the help of Brad Pemberton on drums (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals, Steve Earl) and lifelong friend Dave Anderson to play bass, guitar and co-produce. Recorded at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville and FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Anything and Everyone helped Aldridge establish his focus and his place as a force to be reckoned with in the area.
In 2018 Aldridge and Malone along with Dave Anderson’s son Stone on bass, released the self-titled album, Rob Aldridge and The Proponents. With the addition of drummer Nick Recio (Great Peacock) in 2019, the band logged hundreds of shows and honed their eclectic, versatile sound. A global pandemic offered an opportunity to record and collaborate on new material. The band’s newest album Mind Over Manners, recorded with producer/engineer Jay Burgess (The Pollies, Dylan LeBlanc), is a powerful display of each band member’s talent. Early in 2021 friend and former band mate, Matt Ross, stepped in on bass after the tragic death of Stone Anderson from an accidental overdose. Throughout trials and tragedy the band is gearing up to release their latest record and honor Stone’s last work with his band.
MIND OVER MANNERS (UPCOMING)
ALL ALONG AFTER ALL (2020)
ROB ALDRIDGE & THE PROPONENTS (2018)
ANYTHING AND EVERYONE (2015)
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING…
“If you like badass guitar riffs, compelling lyrics and gut-wrenching vocals, you’re going to love Rob Aldridge and the Proponents!”
— Jimmy Nutt (Grammy-winning engineer/producer/owner of Nutthouse Studios)
“The world really doesn’t need any more lukewarm Americana music right now.What the world needs is some inspired new rock songs, and Rob Aldridge & The Proponents are doing their part… You can tell this music has roots, but the songs never sound like tributes. They sound like the pulse of a pissed-off band withsome cool stories to tell.”
— Matt Wake (LA Weekly, Paste magazine, Rolling Stone)
Muscle Shoals – Huntsville AL