The Way That It Feels
"It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing." Marianne Moore
Bea Troxel started writing songs in the tenth grade about bad haircuts.
In High School she played in a band called Bea, Rita, and Maeve (named "Best High School Band of 2013" by the Nashville Scene). The trio won Studio 360's High School Battle of the Bands contest, and Thao Nguyen and Andrew W.K. covered Bea's song, "The River," as performed by Bea, Rita, and Maeve. Nguyen wrote of their music, saying there was a "subtlety and refinement in the musicianship."
Troxel played all through her time at Sewanee in southern TN, but she did not begin to seek out shows until she moved to Pennsylvania where she found herself in the midst of the Northeast DIY music scene. She opened for musicians such as Glenn Jones, Laura Baird, and Sons of an Illustrious Father, and organized her first tour through the Northeast in 2017. She recently moved back to Nashville and released her debut album, The Way That It Feels, in September.
Photo by Kyle King