When Rich Price (Burlington, VT), Greg Naughton (NYC), and Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ) met by chance, at jam-session , in 2008, the three instantly recognized a kinship and musical union, which lead them to overcome geography, and set aside solo-careers to form The Sweet Remains (tSR).
Driven by forceful lyrical and melodic writing of three gifted singer-songwriters, their music appeals to fans of contemporary folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. It is their lush three-part harmonies, however, which distinguish tSR from throngs of guitar-toting troubadours, reminiscent of super-groups of the 60’s and 70’s, like the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel and CSN. Independently amassing over 38 Million Spotify plays, a fourth studio album in the works for 2019, a live DVD, and an acclaimed new feature film, tSR, is positioned for their everrising demand to tour.
After that chance jam-session, Rich, Greg, and Brian began writing and recording together during breaks in their solo touring. Before long, they played these new pieces, for producer Andy Zulla, who ultimately has collaborated on many of their projects. Together, they recorded tSR’s debut CD, Laurel & Sunset. In the fall of 2010, tSR embarked their first European tour through Denmark and Germany. In 2011, their song, “What I’m Looking For”, was featured in Eddie Bauer and Subaru ad campaigns. In 2011, another composition, “Dance With Me” was featured in Putumayo Music’s compilation “Acoustic Cafe” and sold in cafe’s and gift shops world wide. Next, the trio released their DVD & CD, Live
at The Canal Room (2012), followed by their sophomore studio album, North & Prospect (2013,) and their most recent release, Night Songs (2015). Feature-length ‘dramedy, The Independents, created by and starring The Sweet Remains, premiered at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, to the plaudits of festival-goers and critical accolades. The Hollywood Reporter praised the film as, “Extremely engaging… Unconventional and sharply written…Deserves to
find an audience beyond the [film] festival circuit.” The Sweet Remains continues garnering critic acclaim. USA TODAY selected two of their songs as its “pick-of-theweek”. The BOSTON HERALD declares, “It has been a long time since three-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous”. Winning fans globally, The Sweet Remains’ music has been utilized in several feature films and television shows. Numerous artists have covered their soulful, original song. They tour regularly in North America and Europe with dynamic live-shows, ranging from simple core-trio acoustic sets, to their elaborate sextet combo.
Jeff Symonds’ 2023 is off to an exciting start. After releasing his first solo album riverrun in 2020, and co-creating the hit podcast 50 Years of Music, Jeff just signed to ElectraCast Records, and his first release for the label, the punk ‘n’ roll single “48 Lines About 12 Men,” comes out on March 17th. Jeff is thrilled to open the show for his old friends The Sweet Remains, with whom he’s guested off and on since 2009.