Cereus Bright

Cereus Bright is a modern folk duo whose music manifests itself in different ways; sometimes as an acoustic duo and other times with support from a band. No matter how they perform, Cereus Bright weaves melodic stories for listeners to fall into.

Their official bio reads, “Cereus Bright draws its muse, and its name, from the Cereus– a desert flower that only blooms at night. This beauty blooming from the dark is a symbol of hope, beauty, and music for this young Knoxville band. In the past year, Cereus Bright has traveled the country opening for elite musicians from diverse styles; from the soulful harmonies of the Lone Bellow, the storied rock of Jackie Greene, the meta-modern country of Sturgill Simpson and the jam-pop of Phillip Phillips. Their performances feature a special brand of folk-influenced modern rock delivered with charismatic, harmony-driven energy. The latest single, “Winds of Change” puts this passion and breadth on display. Driven by a rambling pedal steel line and strong melodies, the song is a new frontier for the band, expanding from a simple acoustic groove into an upbeat mixture of folk, New Orleans jazz, and rock. It shows a definite step forward for the band while holding on to the fun simplicity of their past recordings.”

Watch them perform selected tracks on Audiotree Live.

Session Tracklist
1. Goldmine
2. Chattanooga
3. Board Up
4. Stella
5. Cereus Bright
6. Winds of Change (Download Exclusive)

Knoxville, Tennessee

Band Members
Tyler Anthony – Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Evan Ford – Vocals, Mandolin, and Electric Guitar
Luke Bowers – Vocals and Drums
Matt Nelson – Upright Bass and Electric Bass
Jake Smith – Electric Guitar

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