One Spark 2015 Creators: Fort Stories

April 10, 2015 2 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Great video interview from our partners at #IgniteMedia News Bureau with awesome local indie band Fort Stories. Check out their comments and listen to the music after the jump!

For more background check out Amanda Gibson's write up of the band during last year's One Spark Festival for Jacksonville Magazine:

"If you haven’t heard about this local Jacksonville band, let me ask you, do you need help moving your rock? Fort Stories is a beautiful local seven piece folk/indie band. I heard the beginning of Fort Stories in an old building on Margaret Street a while ago, and I knew I wanted to feature them! I eagerly asked and quickly found out that they were barely formed, even perhaps without a name. I waited patiently until they fully formed, and I’m glad they’re here and performing around town. They debuted last July, and since then have played multiple shows around town. If you were at One Spark, which I expect you were, perhaps you heard them? They played at least seven shows during those 5 days.

All members of this band are some of the nicest, genuine humans you’ll ever run in to. We were able to catch up with Jesse, lead vocalist. Fort Stories started with a couple of the guys and just an idea. As each one had been a part of a musical endeavor before, they just wanted to put together something they were proud of. My next question was, does Fort Stories mean anything? Remember when we were all a little bit tinier humans, and we’d crawl under those home made forts that we were really couch cushions and our comforters in our parents’ living rooms? There’s a “comfort that is born within the walls of those blankets.” Needless to say, there are memories to remember and stories to be told inside of that fort. When you listen to them you can hear a common thread of honesty and sincerity in their voice and melody, just as when you were little and your heart was just a little bit more genuine."