Music by kota
- Alternative Rock band based out of Memphis, TN.
- Influenced by artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon, and John Mayer.
- Thrives during on stage live performance!
- Possesses a band chemistry that has been growing for nearly 10 years!
- Ideal for the college aged audience, but enjoyed by anyone .
Born from the ashes of the 2020 quarantine, “Music By KOTA,” is a group of five guys in Memphis, TN out to have a good time. Influenced by artists of the past like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Hendrix, their goal is to present the roots of rock and roll in a new and modern way. Their sound is the perfect mix of blues, rock, and folk that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere.
When you listen to Music by KOTA, you're immediately impressed with three part harmonies, a journey of emotion through the rhythm of the music and refined song structure, but above all else, you can't help but be taken by their passion. It's clear that these guys from Jackson, TN have something special that they're meant to share. Being just around the corner, it wasn't long into their musical endeavor that the pull of Memphis music and the scene that supports it drew them in closer where we now see them, all the time, doing what they do. It's rare when lightning strikes this close and we find five different guys that have all pursued music the bulk of their young lives and then found each other at the right time to all make music together.
The band consists of Dakota Jackson (Lead Vocals), Conner Blakley (Keys and Vocals), Ryan Young (Lead Guitar), Bryton Wallace (Drums), and Alex Taylor (Bass).
““Innocence” is an EP to be remembered and with an eclectic mixture of genres, infectious guitar sounds and distinctive vocals the band have achieved their aim of making music “that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere”. The future is bright for Music by Kota.” - Sarah Taylor
“Once in a while, we have to leave all jokes aside and simply salute the quality of the playing of a rock band in fine form. We’re doing that today for Music By KOTA’s Lucy, a pastiche of bluesy rock and 60s songwriting. ” - Eduard Banulescu