The past three months have been a whirlwind for Between the Trees.
Not only did they write and record their debut album with producer PeteThornton (Shinedown, Paramore, Day of Fire), and mastered it with multi-Grammy winner, Ted Jensen, they also found time to play Warped Tour, and practice their new material for their CD release show at HardRock Live in Orlando, Florida… all while working their soon to be non-existent day jobs.
Formed in early 2005, this Orlando-based band has swept the scene with their unforgettable hooks and meaningful lyrics. Between the Trees began with the meeting of lead vocalist Ryan Kirkland and brothers, Josh and Jeremy Butler. In the early stages they wrote and played local venues as a trio. In spring 2005, they added keyboardist Wes Anderson and guitarist Brad Kriebel. Within days, the now five-piece was playing all over the state and quickly developed a core base of sing-a-long fans.
The group has become known for their ability to create a common ground with the fans through their music. With most members of the band below the age of 20, they have an uncanny ability to connect with this generation. The connection can be seen in their deep-seated role in the movement/organization, To Write Love on Her Arms.
With Between the Trees as its soundtrack, this non-profit organization
has swept the music scene this past year with its catchy shirts fueling
depression awareness amongst teens. If you haven’t heard of the
organization yet, just read the shirt of nearly any band member on
Warped Tour. If you haven’t heard Between the Trees yet, just wait… you will.