It’s pretty rare when more people dance to the originals than the cover songs... But that is pretty typical at a Southbound 75 show.
Southbound 75 is built on 3 things...incredible songs, an electric live show and great guys that you want to have a beer with.
Currently, they are in the studio with producer, Jimmy Ritchie (Jake Owen, Pam Tillis), working on their next release.
Their latest record, Tales From The Black Swamp, (The Orchard) was described as, “One of the year’s standout albums.” By Country Music International.
The band’s first single “Spilled Champagne” was featured on CMT’s “The Roundup” playlist on Spotify that includes the week’s biggest releases like Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood & Hardy. It has already received airplay on 50 US Music Row/Indicator/Non-Reporter Stations.
Three videos from the album, "Not Ready to Say I'm Sorry Yet," “Spilled Champagne” and “Missing Carolina” premiered on The Country Network and then two were added to CMT.com.
Not only does Southbound 75 fit right inline with the growing trend of country music.Rolling Stone proudly declared, “We’ve come out of the quote-unquote ‘boyfriend country’ phase as Country Singers With Sandpaper Pipes Redefine the Genre’s Sound and Balance.”
Singer Mark Lorenzo fits right in with “the grainy sound of Luke Combs, the wild rasp of Chris Stapleton, the sandpaper tone of Thomas Rhett” – Rolling Stone May ‘22. Not to mention up and comers like Nate Smith and Bailey Zimmerman who the band opened for at the Field of Dreams Country Classic Festival along with Jordan Davis, LOCASH and Gary Allen.
The Southbound guys have already played from Ohio to Key West, played the Florida State Fair, been on Nashville Today and played venues like The Dallas Bull in Tampa and Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg. They also played the WQYK Guitar Pull with Jimmy Allen, Niko Moon and more and they are scheduled to play the Wildhorse Saloon, Whiskey Jam, Ol Red’s in Nashville and Country Thunder Festivals in North American in 2023.
The band is made up of great musicians including Justin Pietrowski on Lead Guitar. Justin is an American Blues Foundation Hall of Fame inducted guitarist whose awards include, Independent Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year.
Mark’s songs have been used on TV shows, sports programming, DVDs, Cartoons and more such as; “ESPN College Football;” “Shark” (CBS); “90210” (CW); “Threshold” (CBS); “Girlfriends” (CW) and “3lbs” on (CBS).
The band is endorsed by many sponsors including Taylor Guitars, Gone Country Hats, Red Monkey Accessories, Bosphorus Cymbals & Scorpion Drumsticks.
In a rare meeting backstage at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, music legend Prince asked Southbound 75 singer-songwriter, Mark Lorenzo, “Do you believe the cream will rise to the top?...” After responding that he did, Prince continued, “...Then you have nothing to worry about.”
The band is managed by BrownLee Entertainment in Franklin, TN.