- Name: The Midwest Indies
Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
Check Out: “We the Bandits,” “Learning to Love,” “If You Can’t Convince Them, Confuse Them”
Composed of four members, The Midwest Indies is an indie folk band whose sound is simple, yet stunning. They make music using several instruments, like guitars, a banjo, a trumpet, and a tambouring, and they all come together to make beautiful art. Original made up of Brad, Chandler, and Tanner, they later added Blake to form the band. Check out their debut album Truman, out now.
YA: What do each of your bring to the group? What’s it like, being in a band?
Midwest Indies: We’re four college kids who love making music and performing. Music has played a huge role in each of our lives, and we all have a different take on music. With four different styles coming together in one band, writing can be a challenge, but it’s one we all enjoy doing very much. Being in a band is something we all want to do for the rest of our lives. The people in this band have become more than just my bandmates, they’ve become my best friends. Being in a band is one of the most rewarding things a person can do, but it’s also one of the most difficult things.