Farewell Flight performs in Tupelo Saturday

26 Nov

Farewell FlightFarewell Flight

• See ’em live
Who: Farewell Flight, Wavorly, The Embrace, Justin Posey, Ellephare
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: West Jackson Street Baptist Church, Tupelo
Cost: $6

• Hey, Luke Foley of Farewell Flight, what’s on your iPod?
“For me personally, I think I get kinda music’d out. I don’t like to listen to a lot of music when I’m writing…I really like some singer-songwriter stuff…My favorite album is ‘August and Everything After’ by the Counting Crows. It’s an amazing record…I like listening to Plu, it’s a band that has broken up now from Arkansas. They put out a record that was phenomenal. There’s a band called Lorien from Nashville, they are phenomenal.”

BY SHEENA BARNETT
Scene Now

TUPELO – Farewell Flight is your favorite band – you just don’t know it yet.

The band, made up of Luke Foley, Robbe Reddinger, Timmy Moslener and Marc Prokopchak, has been winning over fans across the country through endless touring. Farewell Flight has been through Tupelo already and racked up a decent-sized fanbase, and the band returns this weekend. It seems like everywhere the guys go, they pick up new fans – but it hasn’t always been easy. Farewell Flight has soldiered through label shake-ups and touring struggles, but its music has always surpassed any troubles. In fact, that’s what’s fueling a new album.

“I want the next record to be full of hope,” Foley said in an interview with Scene Now. “Maybe the next record won’t be a hopeful record, but (about) the hope of hope.”

Farewell Flight started three years ago, and hit the ground running with plenty of writing and touring.

The band was signed to Mono Vs Stereo, an imprint of Gotee Records. The label helped the band produce its first full-length album, “Sound. Color. Motion,” but things fell apart before the CD could be released.

“What happened was a structure change at the label,” Foley said, adding that the label wanted to go in a more Christian music direction. “We are Christians and we’re not ashamed of our faith, but at the same time, we don’t want to make money from that. That’s a hard line to walk when you’re making money from your faith.”

Things managed to work in Farewell Flight’s favor.

“We lucked out – we got to keep the record and in return they got a certain portion, and I have nothing poor to say about that company,” Foley said.

The band moved on, released the CD itself earlier this year and has been touring to support it since.

“We do a month on (the road), month off,” Foley said. “We’re going to take a break after this tour in December and January, which will be the longest time home or in any one place for us for three years now.”

Farewell Flight keeps busy touring and writing, and has been able to soldier on through any obstacle that gets in its way. It’s that mentality that keeps the group going.

“We believe in what we’re doing,” Foley said, “and we’ll do it until we’re successful or the wheels fall off.”

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Here’s video of Farewell Flight performing “Dragons” and “Begin Again.”

and “America Will Break Your Heart”

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