The Providence music scene is a diverse collection of talent, boasting acts such as Monty, Sage Francis, Zox and many others. Because the average listener in this area has such a versatile ear, it is the best place for Baylock to call home. Baylock has already made a name for themselves in Providence and are expanding to greater New England at a fast pace, opening for bands such as Badfish, Moshav, and Zox. In between shows the band has begun its first album, recording each song shortly after it is written, this process has allowed them to grasp their unique but universal sound. Although each song has a consistent concentration on melody, each is uniquely definable and can span across many genres. The songs arise from the combination of two stunningly separate yet complimentary writing styles that provide for boundary bending songs enhanced by strong harmonies. Aside from this, perhaps the largest contributor to Baylock’s sound is their influences. There is always a direct correlation between what you find in the bands CD players and the song they are working on at the time. Although the taste is constantly changing, there are those few who make lasting impressions and can be found almost anywhere in Baylock’s music, such as Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, Dispatch, Third Eye Blind and Sublime. John McLaughlin (bass) and Tim Crowley (lead guitar/vocals) had been friends from middle school struggling through bands together, until they found the right combination and formed the band Riverside with Chris Parry (hand percussion/rhythm guitar/vocals). Before long the trio’s creativity required a more full sound, which came in the form of their drummer Matt Kirby. Reborn as Baylock, the four set out to create a sound that focus’ on diversity, melody and creativity. Baylock’s mind set and sound promote open mindedness and acceptance both in and out of the realm of music. Above all, the glue that holds Baylock together is the closeness between the four members. The band is made up of much more than band mates, it is made up of brothers, friends and drinking buddies. The bond that the four members have can be heard clearly through their music and scene at every show in their stage performance. Baylock’s determination defines them, their commitment to the music and the band will carry them to success.