Nashville-Based, Nationally Touring Rock ’n’ Roll Band Cordovas Coming to Somerville 

The Nashville-based, nationally touring rock ’n’ roll band Cordovas ( They’re playing a show at The Burrenin Somerville on 7/17 at 9pm.

In the past two months, Cordovas have been performing non-stop in Nashville, including gigs at Centennial Park for the highly-attended Musicians Corner Festival, a residency at the legendary venue Family Wash, and the famed 3rd and Lindsley for AAA radio station Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night live on-air broadcast, among many other performances. They’re also performing this year at Nashville’s prestigious Americana Festival. Prior to that the band spent the winter in Baja Mexico writing and demoing songs for their latest album. They’ve also done two in-studio performances and interviews for Lightning 100 in support of their single, “I’m The One Who Needs You Tonight,” and forthcoming LP produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.

The Cordovas bio
The Cordovas are Joe Firstman, Lucca Soria, Jon Loyd and Graham Spillman. Out of Nashville, TN, Cordovas’ sound is based in harmony, song, and musicianship. Firstman released two albums on Atlantic Records in the early 2000s, including the acclaimed “War of Women.” “Baby Genius,” 23-year-old songsmith, Des Moines’ Lucca Soria, sings and plays guitar. The keyboardist, Jon Loyd, is an original Cordova from Macon, GA. Loyd’s high notes and piano style make the sound unforgettable and recognizable. His musical genius is well known in Nashville circles. Redondo Beach, California’s Graham Spillman is on drums. The 25-year-old Berklee College of Music dropout also sings and pens tunes for the group. The band spent the past winter in Baja Mexico writing and demoing songs for their latest album produced by two-time Grammy nominee Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids, which will be released this summer. Jamie Ruben, Nashville legend and owner of the storied music venue Family Wash, says of the band, “They’re fantastic! Beautiful and real music, a rarity these days.”

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