Inviting fans of indie, rock, and electronica to come along on his fascinating, diverse journey, multi-talented singer/songwriter Alan Chesnutt (under the name Me, Three) makes certain requests of his listeners all to ensure that everyone gets the most out of his musical endavors. He asks that we close our eyes and listen closely to the sights and sounds so that we may create our own interpretations.
Chesnutt's first album was largely instrumental and sparse on lyrics; two of its original songs, Unbelievable and Calculation Is Key, and several others appear on the soundtrack to the independent film Half Empty. Tapping into the rawness of a wide array of emotions, he captures the healing ability of music and artfully transfers the therapeutic value of his work to the listener. This unique mix of rock and electronic draws from his diverse musical upbringing. Before venturing into indie rock and electronic music, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama native discovered classic rock in high school, began playing guitar at 16 and playing in different rock bands. He cites the greatest influences on his sound coming from musicians such as Delicate Steve, Ratatat, John Frusciante, Blitzen Trapper, and Buckethead whose musical landscapes Chesnutt is a long-time fan. However, Alan is quick to say he draws influence from anywhere and everywhere–"I'm just a lover of music."
"Making music has been part of my life for several years," Chesnutt says, "and its great to be able to do what I enjoy and make people happy with it, but most importantly to leave an impression on them, and to make them think about their lives and actions and hearts. My favorite part of making music is simply being open to the surprise of what I am able to create once I turn on the power and focus on putting sounds together. I feel I have one-upped myself with The Space Race and this motivates me to create even better music in the future. "
Me, Three has been on a partial hiatus since April of 2011 when a tornado destroyed nearly all of his belongings and musical equipment. Since then, Alan has moved to the scenic city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and been hard at work rebuilding most of his musical repitoire. Stay tuned for some new music to be released soon!