Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees
is a Southern Americana Groove Rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, the Blue Trees have been active since 2015 both as a recording and touring act. The Blue Trees signed with Spectra Music Group in October, 2017 and will be releasing their debut album, Procrastinated Memoirs in the first quarter of 2018. The band cites such influences as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, and Waylon Jennings. The band consists of singer and lyricist Jacob Needham, guitarist James Tyler Cody, bassist Ben Trexel, and drummer RaShaun Whetstone. From the start, the band’s goal has been to write hooky, polished songs that will have audiences moving their feet and leaving with a smile on their face.
The band was formed when Jacob Needham sought out a guitar player after the success of his solo debut single, “Forever Girl.” After James Tyler Cody answered a music classified ad, James and Jacob wrote their first song within 10 minutes of meeting and later discovered they had the same Birthday! Synchronicities and serendipity have followed this band ever since and have enabled them to quickly become a driving force on the Southern music scene.